This morning I was surrounded by so much nonsense whether it was stuff in the office, on the car radio, and even the news that's been dominating the headlines that I thought, "this is distracting me from Holy Week." In fact, the frustration reached such a point that I tweeted the following while I was having a quiet lunch: "The world is trying very hard to distract us from the only thing we should be focused on this week: the cross of Jesus Christ."
We cannot be distracted from Christ or from the truth he brings which will set us free from our sins. His truth is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The gospel today tells the story of Judas' betrayal of Jesus. Judas wanted Jesus to be something he was not. Judas had his own truth. Jesus IS the TRUTH. Judas wanted to force Jesus' hand and did not allow the transformative love of the Master to transform his heart.
It is Holy Week. Do not let the world distract you from your journey to the cross and ultimately to the victory of Christ over sin and death. The cross set us free 2000 years ago, and during this holiest of weeks, it will set us free again.