Tuesday of Holy Week
Dear Family of Mary!
The Gospel for today begins with these lines:
Jesus reveals to His disciples His betrayer. It was hard for them to believe. Somehow, they hadn’t recognized how far Judas had drifted from their fellowship. He was following another God, Mammon. And as Jesus had said in the Sermon on the Mount, you cannot serve God and Mammon. God is One. “No one can serve two masters…” ( Mt 6: 24)
I wonder if Our Lady ever tried to help Judas during the days of Jesus’ public ministry. She surely saw the danger he was in. As I read her Message of April 2, 2019, it seemed to me that she could have said these words to him, hoping he would draw closer to Jesus and not leave the fold. Maybe we can read them now and allow her to draw us in to the embrace of her Son, where we will be safe. For Jesus is our God. He is all we need. We never want to betray Him. Not ever.
We can imagine Jesus seeing the good in Judas’ soul, even that which is little and hidden. Jesus would work hard to forgive evil, to change to the good even the hardest heart. But in the end, we must choose. May we always listen to Our Lady’s words. She is with us to help us to choose Jesus!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2019
PS. Please pray for the faithful in France, in the wake of the terrible fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. We ask the Lord to quench the flames and bring a restoration of this beautiful Cathedral, and new life to the Church in France.