Pray for the Catholic Church in America.
Mt 26:14-25 On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?” He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The teacher says, “My appointed time draws near; in your house I shall celebrate the Passover with my disciples.”’” The disciples then did as Jesus had ordered, and prepared the Passover.
On this Holy Wednesday, Spy Wednesday, we have a contrast placed before us. Judas has chosen to betray his friend for thirty pieces of silver. At the same time, Jesus sends His disciples to " a CERTAIN MAN." Who is this man? We do not know his name, but what we do know is that he obeyed Jesus - "the disciples then did as Jesus had ordered, and prepared the Passover." They could only have been able to prepare the Passover if the CERTAIN MAN had obeyed. So, we have the contrast: Judas, who hidden, betrayed Jesus and a CERTAIN MAN, who quietly obeyed. Judas, whose betrayal is known through time, and a CERTAIN MAN, whose name is not known, and whose obedience set the stage for the Last Supper.
As we continue through Holy Week, may we pray that we can be that CERTAIN MAN; that we can prepare a place/our heart as the stage for His Banquet/Last Supper.