The horror and the heartbreak are intensified by how close Judas was to Christ.
He who has dipped his hand into the dish with me
is the one who will betray me.
You and I strive to be close to Christ.
May Christ give us the grace to become and remain ever more faithful: never to betray Him and never to be parted from Him.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, be merciful to me – a sinner.