I forgot to mention that today is Spy Wednesday, named for today’s Gospel, which revealed Judas planning his betrayal of Jesus for 30 pieces of silver and looking for a chance to turn him over to the Sanhedrin.
Last night we had wicked storms pass through the area, and while my apartment complex wasn’t affected, the area not far from me was without power this morning. So when I arrived at church for 6:30 Mass, the door was propped open and the entire chapel was dark. We had Mass entirely by candlelight (and, well, a flashlight at times too!). Father didn’t say a word — I guess what was he going to say? “Hey, the power’s out, everyone.” Duh. — He just celebrated Mass like it was the most normal thing in the world.
It was a really powerful way to begin Spy Wednesday. In the darkness, awaiting the events of the Triduum.