On Monday night, I was telling my class about the Triduum and one of the boys asked, “what are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday called?” in light of the fact that we have Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. I told him that those 3 days don’t really have a name other than being part of Holy Week.
I forgot that Wednesday of Holy Week is known as Spy Wednesday!
As a kid, I was always fascinated by the notion of “Spy Wednesday.” That name always created a sense of drama and intrigue. Unfortunately, I never understood it as anything more than the recollection of the day that Judas conspired to betray Jesus. In other words, it was always just part of the retelling of a story that took place long ago…dramatic, yes, but not personally meaningful.
What was missing was any attempt to do meaningful theological reflection on the substance of this day as it applies to our own personal journey as disciples. In other words, every day of the liturgical year invites us to reflect upon our relationship with Jesus in light of the Gospel.
After all these years, I finally came across an excellent treatment of Spy Wednesday. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Spy Wednesday Offers Conversion to Everyone!