Wednesday in Holy Week

After Judas betrayed Jesus and realized what he had done, he made a second mistake, choosing despair rather than mercy, which would have been his if he had gone to Jesus, admitted his sin and asked forgiveness.

There is a Japanese art form, called Kintsukuroi, which is used to restore broken pottery. Instead of repairing the pots with nearly invisible glue to hide the damage, the cracks are filled with silver or gold, making the vessels more beautiful and valuable than before they were broken.

If we seek forgiveness God will mend our failings with his love and transform us into something more beautiful than we could ever imagine.1

1. Mary DeTurris Poust, Daily Reflections for Lent, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 90.