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HOLY WEEK // Shadowy Parts

Welcome to Holy Wednesday, right in the heart of Holy Week. It's a day pulsing with the tension of human drama, inviting us to dive deep into life's messy complexities.

Today, we're faced with the story of Judas, the one who walked alongside Jesus, only to betray him with a kiss. Judas, like many of us, was broken. Perhaps he was disillusioned by his own expectations of Jesus as a political leader, or maybe he felt overlooked and overshadowed by the other disciples. Whatever the reason, his brokenness led him down a path of betrayal.

It's a twist that makes us ponder loyalty, trust, and the tangled web of human relationships. But within this emotional labyrinth lies a profound truth.

Holy Wednesday isn't just about pointing fingers or assigning blame. It's about recognising the shadowy parts of ourselves reflected in Judas's actions—the moments when we, too, have chosen self-interest over love, when we've turned our backs on what we know to be true.

But here's the thing: Holy Wednesday isn't a guilt trip. It's an invitation to lean into grace, to embrace the messy, broken parts of ourselves with open arms. Because just as Jesus extended compassion to the broken, he offers it to us too.

So, as we journey through Holy Week, let's embrace the tension. Let's wrestle with the messy realities of our humanity, knowing that amidst it all, there's a love that holds us tight, a grace that knows no bounds.

May this Holy Wednesday remind us that even in our darkest moments, there's a flicker of light waiting to guide us home.


Luke 22: 1-6

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

22 Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, 2 and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. 3 Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. 4 And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. 5 They were delighted and agreed to give him money. 6 He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.

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