Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you going to give me, and I will hand him over to you.” And they assigned him thirty pieces of silver. From then on, he looked for an opportunity to hand him over. [Mt 26, 14-16]


What could have prompted Judas to betray the Master and hand him over to his enemies? He was chosen by Jesus himself and called to follow him, he lived with him, he listened to his sermons, he saw miracles … But all this was not enough to convince him. Jesus did not match his expectations and those who were waiting for the Messiah, but certainly not like him! When our expectations are too high or do not match what a person is and can give, then what Judas did to Jesus may happen.


Judas, an insincere and rebellious friend,

also we are!

Forgive us, Lord!

How many times do we not hesitate to betray you and sell you for a few coins.

How many times do we turn our backs on you because we think you have let us down!

How many times do we accuse you of not being and you’re not acting like you should!

You know our fears and uncertainties the bitter taste of our Judas kisses

and after all, you always greet us as friends.

Fiorenzo Salvi

Giampietro Polini