Replacing the traitorous Iscariots

The Lord Is My chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul
Tuesday, Easter Week IV, 14 May 2019, Feast of St. Matthias the Apostle
Acts 1:15-17, 20-26///John 15:9-17
From Google.

Today we are celebrating O Lord Jesus Christ the feast of St. Matthias, the one chosen by your eleven Apostles to replace your betrayer Judas Iscariot. We do not know so much about him except that he was also a witness to all your “earthly events remaining faithful to you until the end” (Acts 1:21-22).

However, from his unique role of replacing Judas Iscariot to complete your 12 Apostles after Easter, St. Matthias teaches us today that we never run out of good men and women in the Church as well as in the society who can always replace the many traitors among us.

There will always be many Judas Iscariots everywhere who betray you, O Lord, and us with their selfishness.

Teach us, Jesus, to truly love you in the most concrete manner like St. Matthias who counterbalanced the traitorous Judas Iscariot found among many of us. Teach us to discern your will in finding the Matthias among us who will continue your work to offset the many evils done by your betrayers in the Church, in the society and in the family.

Forgive us, O Lord, that despite the chance to choose more St. Matthias among us in our recent elections, it seems many of us still prefer to bring back or keep the many Judas Iscariots.

Help us to be your witnesses in this world now plunged into so much darkness where lies and superficiality have become a way of life. Amen.

Icon of the election of St. Matthias. From Google.

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