Holy Week : Monday 29th March, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Judas Iscariot: In today’s Gospel, Judas Iscariot’s heart was filled with darkness and deception.  He was intent on betraying Jesus.  Ponder on, “Do I have areas in my heart that are in ‘darkness and deception?  Am I hurting? Do I refuse to forgive others?  Do I justify my sinful behaviours?”  Pray for God’s Light, Love and Mercy.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 12:1-8

Six days before the Passover, Jesus went to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom he had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there; Martha waited on them and Lazarus was among those at table. Mary brought in a pound of very costly ointment, pure nard, and with it anointed the feet of Jesus, wiping them with her hair; the house was full of the scent of the ointment.

Then Judas Iscariot – one of his disciples, the man who was to betray him – said, ‘Why wasn’t this ointment sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?’ He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he was in charge of the common fund and used to help himself to the contributions.

So Jesus said, ‘Leave her alone; let her keep this scent for the day of my burial. You have the poor with you always, you will not always have me.’