When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.”
“What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”
Matthew 27: 3 – 4
Judas reflects on what he has done, and what he has put into motion, and he regrets his actions and the choices he has made to betray Jesus. As much as he might have regretted what he had done, there wasn’t the chance to undo what had been done. Each day, you and I make choices, take actions, and put things into motion that can’t be undone. We can reflect back and regret what we have done, but vary rarely does that do anything to help. There is an invitation for us is to reflect before we take actions or make choices.
Prayer: Gracious God, there are times when we do things that we regret, and that hurt or harm other people. Help us to reflect and pray before taking actions that impact other people. Help us to do things out of love. Amen
Action: Think, reflect, pray, then act.