As you understand, the Supreme Executive Committee has declared that the ultimate battle for the Golden Halo will happen tomorrow on Spy Wednesday. Several of you have got requested us about this uncommon identify for the Wednesday in Holy Week. Ever keen to teach and encourage, we’re solely too joyful to oblige.
Spy Wednesday will get its identify as a result of that is the day on which Judas betrayed Jesus to the Sanhedrin. Because Judas is regarded as sneaky, his actions conjured up the picture of a spy. The synoptic gospels all embody an account of the betrayal — Matthew 26:12-14, Mark 14:10-12, Luke 22:Three-6.
This is how the Gospel of Luke recounts the occasions:
Then Satan entered into Judas referred to as Iscariot, who was one of many twelve; he went away and conferred with the chief monks and officers of the temple police about how he may betray him to them. They had been tremendously happy and agreed to provide him cash. So he consented and commenced to search for a chance to betray him to them when no crowd was current. (Luke 22:Three-6)
The illustration above evocatively depicts this notorious scene. If you go to Holy Eucharist daily of Holy Week, the Gospel readings present the narrative of Jesus’ closing days, an ever-quickening story that spins uncontrolled and eventually brings us to Good Friday.
It is definitely a weird juxtaposition to consider Spy Wednesday and Lent Madness in the identical second. But the entire level of Lent Madness is to interact us all in an exploration of the methods God’s grace has stuffed the lives of ladies and men by means of historical past and throughout all cultures. Sure, we’ve been foolish and even aggressive about our Lenten train. In the tip although, we’re studying to see in contemporary methods how Jesus Christ issues to all humanity. That looks like and holy factor to do on Spy Wednesday.
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