Trust, when shared with one another, bridges psychological barriers
and emotional divides. And yet, it is the most difficult to repair
when damaged. That’s why we find it so unimaginable to forgive someone
who has broken our trust.

Jesus shared that promising relationship with his disciples. He taught
them how to be close to his Father. But one of his associates in their
close-knit group decided to betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver.

We seldom have a face to show our companions when caught in a similar
grievous act. We save ourselves from punishment. We try to bargain
with God and use God for our own misconstrued purposes. Even with the
obvious trust issues he had to go through, Jesus did not condemn Judas
to eternal damnation for what he did. He reveals his divine forgiving
side. Jesus wants us to embrace our mortality and get up whenever we
fall short on the way to being better Christians. He wants us to stand
up and realize that only by following him towards holiness do we find
the key to sharing the life that he truly wants us to have.

  • Llkazlas

    Then what did Jesus mean in today’s gospel when he said “…woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed?  It would be better for that man if he had never been born.”

    When Jesus said “it would be better for that man if he had never been born”, I don’t think he was talking about heaven.

    Jesus spoke of the reality of hell, at least as much as he spoke about heaven.