You are so good… Reflection for marriages. Matthew 26:14-25


The Son of Man indeed goes, as it is written of him,
but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed.

From the Gospel according to Matthew. Mt 26:14-25

One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?”
They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over.

On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?”
He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The teacher says, “My appointed time draws near; in your house I shall celebrate the Passover with my disciples.”‘“
The disciples then did as Jesus had ordered, and prepared the Passover.

When it was evening, he reclined at table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, he said, “Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” Deeply distressed at this, they began to say to him one after another,
“Surely it is not I, Lord?”
He said in reply, “He who has dipped his hand into the dish with me is the one who will betray me. The Son of Man indeed goes, as it is written of him,
but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed. It would be better for that man if he had never been born.”
Then Judas, his betrayer, said in reply, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” He answered, “You have said so.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

You are so good…

Thank you Lord, because today you wanted to share with me the pain of having someone so dear to you betray your trust. It was very special, because in that pain there was no pride. It was all pain for not being able to remain united with that beloved disciple, and a pain for him, for seeing how he sank into a darkness of death for his soul.
It was a sharp, deep, bitter and heartbreaking pain, it was like a lance in the heart.
Today you have made me see that this same pain is what I cause you every time I betray your trust. You who have given me so much and I who turn my back on you. Tremendous tearing of Your Heart. You are so good… you don’t deserve this pain. Poor my Lord.
Applied to Married life:

Marcelo: Today I was thinking about the enthusiasm with which the Lord gave himself to give us the precious gift of our Sacrament of Marriage. Then I remembered how many times we have despised it, and I experienced the pain we caused the Holy Trinity by seeing us trample upon something so great and rich in experiences of supernatural love.

Laura: The more aware we become of the wonder of the gift of Marriage, the more conscious we can be of the gift we have received. I hope that, as Saint John Paul II says, we feel effectively called by this gift we have received from Christ’s redemption.

Marcelo: Well, yes. This alone should give us enough strength to not hurt each other again and not betray our marital union. May Our Mother help us.

Laura: Yes. May She help us.


When will we come to value in its true measure the Love we have received from Your son? When will we come to value our Marriage according to its authentic worth? This we ask of you in these days of Passion. It is the price He paid to give it to us. Praised be Him forever.

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