Wednesday of Holy Week has traditionally been known as “Spy Wednesday,” because the Gospel passage of today says that Judas “kept looking for an opportunity to betray” Jesus.
What a sad commentary this is about how we can abuse our freedom of choice. The door of opportunity opens both ways. Every moment provides opportunities for growing closer to God or for betraying Him. Some are always spying for the chance to do the cowardly thing.
We are called, however, to spy for the opportunity to do heroic things. We are called to be on the lookout at all times for opportunities to proclaim the Gospel of Life, and to defend the sanctity of life.
May the sin of Judas keep us mindful of our weakness and determined to be faithful.