Spy Wednesday 2019

Today is called "Spy Wednesday" because the Gospel from Matthew (26:14-25) recounts when Judas went to the high priests to betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. Jesus forewarns the other Apostles that the betrayal will soon take place.


St. Thomas Aquinas, in his Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew, makes some points about Judas.

Judas Iscariot ... Who betrayed him. Why is he listed? To give an example that dignity of rank does not make a person holy. Another reason is to remind us that it scarcely happens that in a large group someone is not evil. Therefore, he is listed to show that good persons are sometimes not without wicked ones: "As a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters" (Song of Songs 2:2). Augustine: "My house is not better than the Lord's house." …



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