Tuesday of Holy Week

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"And it was night." These are the three most chilling words in the Gospel of John. John's Gospel is all about the light. In the first verses of the first chapter of the Gospel, John speaks of the light that is Christ, "through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." And now that Judas has taken up his task, the light is overcome by darkness. Jesus had been the light of which Isaiah speaks, but now is the hour of darkness. "And it was night."

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