S e n t i r e C u m E c c l e s i a

"To keep ourselves right in all things, we ought to hold fast to this principle: What seems to me to be white, I will believe to be black if the hierarchical Church thus determines it. For we believe that between Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Spouse, there is the one same Spirit who governs and guides us for the salvation of our souls..." - Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius [365]

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

"Spy" Wednesday

"What will you give me if I hand him over to you? ... thirty pieces of silver... and from that moment he sought of ways to betray him." (Mt. 26:15-16)

Today is Spy Wednesday. It has been called us such for us to remember the "act" of Judas Iscariot. He who was a companion of the Lord was able to betray the very person who called him in love. I find this day very apt for us to examine our consciences on how many times (if we could ever count them!) we have betrayed our Lord.

We have been taught that God is the Source of everything, He is the Supreme Good. But how many times have turned our backs on this Supreme Good in exchange of other fleeting and worthless so-called "goods"? to the point of finding ways and means to abandon the Supreme Good for the pursuit of such fleeting goods?

Let us examine ourselves then. And let us not be discouraged. Rather, let us go back to our God, who is the fount of all love and compassion. Let us beg Him for the grace that we may not betray Him again and instead, live in His divine grace. Amen.


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