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  • Sarah Beth Dippel


Today is Spy Wednesday. Today is the day Judas will betray our Lord. Judas will go to the chief priests and offer to deliver Christ to them. They will pay him 30 pieces of silver, the price of a slave, and in a few days, Judas will betray our Lord with a kiss.

My Catholic nerdiness wants to tell you about the OT prefiguring of Joseph being sold by his brother, Juda, and how Joseph goes on to save his brothers by providing wheat (bread). But on this final day before we enter the Triduum, I'm going to call us instead to reflect on how we are Judas.

What is significant about "Spy Wednesday," is that it theologically reveals the daily struggles we all face in our relationship with the Lord. "Surely it is not I, Rabbi?" Our daily intention to follow Jesus is a perpetual struggle between good and evil. I criticize others. I lose patience with my loved ones. I fail to practice charity. I don't truly listen to another's concerns. I desire to live the life that God hopes for me, but I fall short. Today, on this Holy Wednesday, let us not fall victim to our sinful ways but to turn to the Lord and His love and allow Him to make us new. #livinglent2

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