WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO GIVE UP?

St. Paul, Philemon and the Enslavement of Christians
Paul’s Epistle to Philemon & Jesus’ Call to Give up Everything
Homily – 23rd Sunday of the Year

JUDAS ISCARIOT, SCANDALS AND THE CHURCH’S CREDIBILITY

Reflection for Wednesday of Holy Week

Judas Iscariot is addressed in all four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. Each one tells the story differently, and in one case the tradition of his fate is a bit different than the traditional story. What does the story of Judas and his betrayal of Jesus tell us about what the early Church had to face in dealing with him and his memory, and how can we, as Church, learn from that experience as we face scandals today?