The price of betrayal

Sometimes, the price of betrayal is not something as mundane as money or material things. The price of betrayal can be something important such as our lives and the lives of our loved ones. Yet, we are called to love and desire God above all.

Is there something you have been praying about for a long time?

What if you have been given the choice to betray God and have that one thing you have always been praying for or to remain righteous and keep Him in your heart, but you will not have what you have been praying for?

What will you choose? 

Will you give up your faith?

In today’s Gospel reading, we read about how Judas received thirty pieces of silver to betray Jesus:

“Then one of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, ‘What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?’ They paid him thirty pieces of silver.” — Matthew 26:14-15

Today, the Gospel teaches us to seek Jesus above all, even above the things we are praying for — above the riches of this world, our comfort, our health, our lives, and even the health and the lives of our loved ones.

Sometimes, the price of betrayal is not something as mundane as money or material things. The price of betrayal can be something important such as our lives and the lives of our loved ones. Yet, we are called to love and desire God above all.

Will you choose God even if it means letting go of the thing you desire or the person you love most?

Desire God above all.


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