Spy Wednesday


Holy Wednesday, or Spy Wednesday, always leaves me pondering the question of exactly how much money would it take – and under what circumstances – for me to sell out my best friend to certain imprisonment and death. After all, none of us are better than Judas, not really. We are subject to the same temptations and are capable of betraying not only those we love, but ourselves.

Judas sold Jesus for thirty pieces of silver, a pitiable sum for another person by any account. I think many of us would like to think that we’d never fall to the depths that Judas did, we think “I’d never do that!” But really, I don’t know. Maybe we are far more like Judas than we’d like to admit.

Judas receiving money, icon of Yaroslavl (19 c, priv.coll)


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