Four words in today’s Gospel absolutely gave me chills as I read them. Those words are, “And it was night.” We hear those right after Judas takes the morsel of bread and heads out to do what he must do. Satan has entered him. The death of our Lord approaches. And it was night. The night was not just physical darkness or even the hour of the day. The night is the time when all of the sins of the world have converged upon Jesus Christ and he will take them to the Cross. The darkness of all of the sins of the world have made it a very dark night indeed. In these Holy days, we see the darkness that our Savior had to endure for our salvation. May we find courage in the way he triumphed over this fearful night.
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