Wednesday in Holy Week is sometimes referred to as \”Spy Wednesday\” because it\’s the day the liturgy commemorates Judas Iscariot approaching the chief priest and scribes with an offer to betray Jesus for money. It\’s easy to condemn Judas Iscariot\’s act of treachery but we always have to face the question: how do I betray Jesus for personal gain? We have all done it, at some time or another, in one way or another. The good news is that unlike Judas Iscariot we can choose to accept again the infinite mercy of God, which is always held out to us. Let us fall on that mercy today, and resist the temptation to despair.