Spy Wednesday

In the NAB, we read in Luke 22:4-5:

(Judas) went to the chief priests and temple guards to discuss a plan for handing him over to them. They were pleased and agreed to pay him money.

Pleased? The NRSV gives it as “greatly pleased.”

Good that we have that cleared up. I greatly dislike the glee over wrongdoing, that smarmy attitude that communicates, “We have control and we’re enjoying it.”

Today is Spy Wednesday, and the old English carol tells it:

It was on Spy Wednesday,
And all in the morning,
That Judas betrayed our dear heavenly King:
And was this not a woeful thing?
And sweet Jesus we’ll call him by name.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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