O misery of Judas!

“O misery of Judas! He saw the harlot kiss Thy feet, and deceitfully he plotted to betray Thee with a kiss. She loosed her hair and he was bound a prisoner by fury, bearing in place of myrrh the stink of evil: for envy knows not how to choose its own advantage. O misery of Judas! From this deliver our souls, O God!”

From Matins of Holy Wednesday

3 thoughts on “O misery of Judas!

  1. This reminds me of Proverbs 14:30: “A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.” This is a good reminder for us to be satisfied with our lot.

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