Matthew 26:14-25 –  Wednesday of Holy Week

When Jesus reveals that one of the twelve will betray him, they reply one after the other, “Surely it is not I, Lord?” Only Judas replies differently: “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” He calls Jesus (Rabbi) teacher, not Lord. Judas is moving away from the revelation of the Christ, not toward it. For him Jesus has become more human, a religious figure, a political figure, a teacher and not the Messiah. We need to ask ourselves– have we accepted Jesus totally as Messiah and Lord – how close are we to the kingdom. The Eucharist re­news the saving power of Jesus who was sent into the world, not to condemn the world but that the world might be saved through him.