Spy Wednesday. The plans hatched for Jesus' betrayal by Judas. Obviously more of a tradition that something one can know for sure. This morning's gospel was from the chapter of Matthew preceding this one. This particular homily was one I wrote several years ago when asked to preach at the service of the Seven Last Words at the Welsh Baptist Church back home in Plymouth, PA. Rev. Anita Ambrose, recently retired long time pastor, invited me to preach there for several years in a row. It is too far to make the trip now and there are no longer many reasons to go to Plymouth. This year I am celebrating the Triduum at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, CT, an abbey of cloistered Benedictine nuns.