18Apr Monday in Holy Week

Short-term Gain

The three gospel texts leading up to Holy Thursday deal with Judas Iscariot and his path to damnation. In the first reading, Isaiah records in Isaiah 42:1 "My chosen one with whom I am pleased." Our Lord wanted so much to say this about his apostle, Judas, but no matter what he would say, Judas had his eyes on worldly gain rather than heavenly riches...