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Thought for the Day – 7 April – The Heart of Judas

Thought for the Day – 7 April – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

The Heart of Judas

How did Judas fall to such a level?
Certainly it did not happen in an instant.
His dominant passion was probably small in the beginning but when it was not repressed in time, grew daily and finally came to exercise absolute control over his heart.
It was avarice, that vilest and most material of passions, which caused him to fall.

Judas had been appointed bursar and administrator of the small offering which the faithful made to the Apostles.
He became attached to this money and may have begun to steal small sums which grew bigger with time until greed prompted him to sell Jesus for thirty miserable pieces of silver.
He carried out his plan at the very moment when Jesus bestowed on him the highest dignity.

We should meditate on this terrible tragedy, while there is still time for us to save ourselves from sinking to the same level of degradation.
This could easily happen if we neglect to resist temptation at once and to pray fervently for divine help, the moment we are tempted.”

Antonio Cardinal Bacci

PART ONE HERE:

Thought for the Day – 8 September – The Heart of Judas

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