Today again we have the story of Judas deciding to betray Jesus. There is something despicable in the way that Judas so brazenly says, "Not I Lord," with the others. It reminds me of the arrogance of sin. There was a radio presenter one day on Irish radio interviewing a priest at this tie of year and he claimed never to have committed a sin in his life. It was the arrogance in his voice that got to me, a pride, almost defying God to find him guilty of any wrong doing. Perhaps he never did sin, who am I to judge, but I know in myself that when I am following my own will, knowing full well that I am doing wrong, I often get that defiant arrogance that almost challenges God to show me where I am wrong. The reaction of Judas has been imitated many times over the centuries.....and many times in our own lives.