Written by Sister Therese Ann Rich in 2014

Photo by Amy Pointer

Why is a story of betrayal central to our Holy Week experience?

Was it really necessary? Is Judas the villain of the story, or perhaps simply a convenient scapegoat?

Truth be told, we’re all “the betrayer” in one way or another, in that even having heard the Good News, we forget it, neglect it, ignore it, overlook it… more often that we care to admit.

Oh well. That’s why we indeed need a savior. And though it may seem our betrayals kill him, the story of salvation has a different ending.

Stay tuned this week.