April 16 Wednesday of Holy Week
Violet. Isa 50:4-9a; Ps 69:8-10, 21-22, 31+33-34; Matt 26:14-25.
First reading: The third servant song. “Having the ear and tongue of a disciple.”
Psalm: For your sake I bear insult.
Gospel: Preparation for the Passover and Judas’ betrayal is foretold.
“We too should shape our cross in suffering for one another as the Saviour taught us; in giving our life for those very ones who would take it from us, as He so lovingly did; in spending ourselves for our neighbor, not only in agreeable things, but also in those which are painful and disagreeable such as bearing lovingly these persecutions which might in some fashion cool our heart towards our brothers.”
St. Francis de Sales