Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent –
We are all aware that it’s wrong to deceive other people; but I wonder if we have considered that it’s equally wrong to deceive ourselves. Most of the Jewish leaders had already decided that Jesus was a dangerous man and had to be gotten rid of. They called a meeting to make it official and to convince themselves that his death was not only necessary but would actually be a good thing. How easy it is when emotions become involved, to convince ourselves that wrong is somehow right, purely and simply because we want to do it.