Based on: Matthew 26:14 - 27:66
The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
May my words be your Word and my heart rest in you as I speak, O Lord. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN.
The passion gospel you are about to hear is full of small betrayals.
There is the large betrayal of Judas, of course. But what about the small betrayal mentioned in John's gospel when Judas takes money from the common purse? What about Judas' betrayal of questioning Mary anointing Jesus with nard? Judas had lived closely with Jesus and knew his deep generosity, and yet he betrayed that generosity by suggesting Mary's act was far too generous. Judas betrayed Jesus with a lie when he knowing he was the betrayer, he asked Jesus, "Surely not I, Rabbi?" And Jesus responded to that lie with, "You have said so."