Hosanna to the Son of David! Blesssed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord. O King of Israel: Hosanna in the highest! Matthew 21:9
The evil one had entered into the heart of Judas. Judas made his deal with the Pharisees and was waiting for an opportunity to betray the Son of God.
A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as I have loved you, saith the Lord. Blessed are the undefiled in the way: who walk in the law of the Lord. John 13:34, Psalm 118:1
And He was withdrawn away from them a stone's cast: and kneeling down, He prayed, saying: Father, if Thou wilt, remove this chalice from Me; but yet not My will, but Thine be done. And there appeared to Him and Angel from Heaven, strengthiening Him. And being in an agony, He prayed the longer. And His sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down upon the ground. Luke 22
And when He rose up from prayer, and was come to His disciples, He found them sleeping for sorrow. And He said to them: Why sleep you? arise, pray, lest you enter into temptation. Luke 22
Like the Apostles, we are often asleep. Spiritual sleepiness is hard to overcome.
As He was yet speaking, behold a multitude; and he that was called Judas, one of the thewlve, went before them, and drew near to Jesus for to kiss Him. And Jesus said to him: Judas, dost thou betray the Son of man with a kiss? Luke 22
O man, I am not [one of them]...
Man, I know not what thou sayest.
And immediately the cock crew.
Peter went out and did not despair but wept for his sins, for his betrayal of the Son of God.
Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and ancients, Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? look thou to it. And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed: and went and hanged himself with an halter. Matthew 27
Will we be the Peter of repentance or the Judas of despair?
The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross:
Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in Paradise.
Woman behold thy Son...Behold thy Mother.
Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabacthani? ... My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?
It is consummated.
Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.
And it was almost the sixth hour; and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened; and the veil of the temptle was rent in the midst. ... and He gave ups the ghost.
Let us bind ourselves tightly to the Sorrowful Heart of our Heavenly Mother and reflect on it’s boundless grief and how precious is our soul.
By stony streets my Jesus bears the Cross to Calvary. See
with what love His Mother shares the Cross He chose for me.
Mary now your all is given; through your soul the sword is
driven: Mary maid of Nazareth, pardon me my Jesus’ death.
Unto the earth my Jesus falls beneath men’s mocking gaze.
See Mary watches and recalls the steps of baby days.
Upon the Cross my Jesus hangs in grief and agony.
O Mary, in His dying pangs, the Lord is still with thee.
In Mary’s arms my Jesus lies and all His pain is done. See
Mary kiss those tired eyes. ‘Tis still her little Son.