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Today's Daily Bread

Daily Bread

Wed. Apr 16, 2014 : Isaiah 50:4-9a; Matthew 26:14-25

What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you? Our betrayal starts subtly. We stop volunteering, cut back on charitable giving or skip Mass to catch up on work, chores or rest. We fill our lives with other activities and might not even know what we’re missing. If we let it go on too long, we find that we’ve traded faith, devotion, service and worship for a lifestyle no longer open to a real relationship with Jesus. We’ve handed him over, traded him for an easier and less challenging means of contentment. We need not look far to recognize what society is willing to accept in his place. For the courage to choose the Lord, we pray.