Fr Jim Cogley
Traditionally, this day of Holy Week has been known as Spy Wednesday, because of its associations with the betrayal of Christ by Judas. To find a place for everything that happens to us in life is an enormous challenge. This is particularly true when we have experienced betrayal, hurt or abandonment. The beauty of the Christian narrative is that it provides a context for integrating such experiences. Here we see that even Judas, with his blatant betrayal, played a crucial role in the Passion story that eventually led to Resurrection. Whether it be our own betrayals or those we have experienced from others, they all find their place in the overall picture. It is the great mystery of nothing being wasted in the divine economy, and the hand of Providence writing straight with the crooked lines that are our lives.