(Patatawag kaya siya muli sa impeachment case laban sa Pangulo kung saka-sakali?)
When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, he said, “I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me.” They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely not I, Lord?”
Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”
Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely not I, Rabbi?”
Jesus answered, “Yes, it is you.”]
From the Bible Commentary (BibleGateway.com)
Like Peter, Judas is guilty of apostasy, but unlike that of Peter, Judas’s was premeditated. Whereas Peter’s remorse leads to repentance, Judas’s leads to terminal despair.
This narrative further reveals the heartlessness of the religious leaders, who value laws of ritual purity more highly than their responsibility to human life. They are not unlike some Christians today, more concerned for petty church rules than for the life-and-death needs in the communities around them, except that the religious leaders of Jesus’ day probably could have justified more of their rules from Scripture.
Finally, this narrative shows us that even to the smallest details, the events of the passion fulfilled God’s purposes previously revealed in his Word.Consenting to Wrong Judgments, We Participate in Guilt (27:1-2) The Christian view of sin is not that only the individual or only the society is responsible: all guilty parties are responsible. By framing Judas’s end with the account of Jesus’ being brought before Pilate (27:1-2, 11), Matthew contrasts Judas not only with Peter but also with the courageous Lord he had betrayed. The theme of shedding innocent blood connects Judas, Pilate, the high-priestly authorities and the people (vv. 4-6, 24-25).
Impeachment Case Filed Against Mrs. Arroyo
The son of former House speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. who failed to file the impeachment complaint on Saturday because House Secretary General Marilyn Yap was not in her office and had flown to Switzerland will refile the impeachment case in Congres on Monday.
“His first complaint accuses Mrs. Arroyo of betrayal of public trust after she approved the ZTE-NBN deal, saying that the deal was overpriced by at least $130M.”
“Other complaints accuse the president of culpable violation for approving the Northrail rehabilitation project and numerous human rights violations; bribery for her role in the ZTE-NBN deal; and graft and corruption for her administration’s involvement in various irregularities including the P728M fertilizer scam, P2B swine scam and alleged ballot-switching in the 2004 presidential election.”
“Although he is looking forward to the House Justice Committee’s recommendation, De Venecia is concerned that the impeachment proceedings may not push through given the increasing number of Lower House members who support the move for charter change to extend Mrs. Arroyo’s presidential term.” (News from Ricky Velasco, DZMM)
Napagkuwentohan naming ni Tatay ang tungkol sa impeachment complaint na inihain laban kay Pangulong Arroyo. Tinanong ko si Tatang kung may patutungohan ito (pangatlong impeachment complaint) dahil dalawang impeachment complaints nang naunang naihain sa Kongreso ay naibasura lamang. Mas pinaboran ng mga mambabatas na absuweltohin ang pangulo kay sa pag-usapan ang merito ng kaso sa paglilitis ng Kongreso.
Ang sagot ni tatay, “may posibilidad na sapitin muli nito ang nauna nang sinapit ng mga naunang complaints pero hindi ko iniisip na mabigo muli ang pangatlong impeachment case.”
“Papaano kung maghudas muli Itong mga kinatawan natin para sa interest ng bayan,” ang muli kong katanungan.
Mabilis lang ang sagot niya.”Signos na ito ng katapusan ng panahon.”
“Kaninong panahon ‘tay,” tinanong ko siya uli.
Hindi na siya sumagot pa pero alam ko ang nasa puso niya, bayan na ang siyang huhusga. At bahala na ang Diyos sa kanila.