Commentary on the Gospel of

Claretian Bible Diary


Jesus spent the whole night in prayer, then he chose Judas to be one of the Twelve who would carry his message to the world!  Judas gets a bad press in the Gospels, especially in the Gospel of John.  If Judas were a rascal from the start, interested only in money, why should he commit suicide as soon as he had the money in his pocket?  So perhaps there is another side to Judas.  If so, then there are probably also another side to all the lesser Judases of this world.  The original Judas was an apostle, a tragic one; his sin was that he was in too much of a hurry.  Aren’t we all?  Aren’t we all…?


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