March 26, Tuesday of Holy Week
I will sing of your salvation. — Psalm 71 (see 15)
Mass Readings: Isaiah 49:1-6/John 13:21-33,36-38
Judas and Peter
Today’s Gospel gives a bitter foreshadowing of Jesus’ betrayal by not one, but two of His beloved disciples: Judas and Peter. In our hearts, we don’t like placing these two men in the same category. After all, here is Peter, strong leader of the disciples — the Rock upon which Christ would build His Church. How can we even say his name in the same breath as “Judas”?
However, the truth remains that when put to the test, both of them denied Christ. And they aren’t alone in this category — we belong there, too. When we’re given opportunities to witness but don’t, we deny Our Lord. And when we see someone in need, but look the other way, we also deny Him. But, also like Peter, we can accept Jesus’ offer of forgiveness (see Jn 21:15-19).
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I humbly ask Your forgiveness for the times I’ve denied You.
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