Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Seeds of Betrayal; Bitter Herbs Fulfilled

This (Tuesday) morning's Gospel, from St. Matthew 26:14-25, contains Jesus' announcement that one of His disciples will betray Him, and each of them, sorrowful, asks, "Lord, is it I?" Such honest introspection is needful for all of us. But more than that, we note Jesus' awareness of Judas' treachery, which is a great bitterness to Him (cf. Psalm 55), as it is written, eat the Passover with bitter herbs. In spite of this He does not thwart it, but causes it to be parcel of His plan of our redemption. The sermon:

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