Wednesday 12 April 2017
Easter cannot come too early and the closer it is, the longer the wait gets. if not Easter, then at least the Easter holidays. And today/tonight we are still Holy Wednesday. Also called Spy Wednesday as, according to Christian liturgy, it is today that Judas Iscariot conspired with the Sanhedrin to betray Jesus. In other words, he became a mole, a double agent, a snitch, an undercover, a spy. I really like the name Spy Wednesday, it sounds dark and mysterious with a hint of menace. And the Godless heathen that I am has a confession to make here: I have always been fascinated by Judas and his place in the Biblical narrative. As far as I am concerned, he is the most interesting character of the Bible, an ambiguous figure whose motivations are a subject of debates and deep analysis. Myths and legends have plenty of traitors, but few are as interesting as Judas. Anyway, happy Spy Wednesday.