Spy Wednesday is the day we recall Judas’ betrayal of Jesus.
Judas was one of the 12 Apostles. He visited the Sanhedrin, who were looking for a way to get rid of Jesus and they paid he 30 silver pieces. He told them he would look for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them.
It must have been so hard for Jesus, knowing Judas would betray him. The sad thing is Judas’ response when he regrets what he has done. Judas despairs and we know he comes to a sorry end. Maybe Judas believed that Jesus would not love him again? Whatever his reasons, he turned away from Jesus.
Are there times when we have gone against someone? When we have betrayed their trust or goodwill? There is hope! Jesus is waiting for us with open arms, even if we sin. It is wrong to sin just because we know we can be forgiven later. However, it is a comfort to know that we have a merciful God, who helps us rise again after we fall.
So, as we reflect on the story of Judas, let us always remember to turn back to God if we have done wrong. Receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a great way to do this. Just remember, if we never turn back to God, we will never be able to experience the great love he has for us – God loves you and he wants you to be with him.