Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Notes from Fr Bullene's Homily

We all think that Judas betrayed Jesus because he handed him over to be crucified. Judas' historical association with the Cross Christ chose to embrace out of love is incedental, perhaps even coincidental. It is the guilt and sin of the whole world that is ultimatle responsible for that crucifixion, after all. Judas really betrayed Christ in the same way Peter almost did, by refusing to be associated with the cross, once he began to understand what it meant for him. The only difference between Peter and Judas, really, is the Peter asked for forgiveness, while Judas left the table once he realized the Lord knew his sin, and went 'Into the Dark, for it was Night."

Image, Damien Baungartner

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