What goes through our minds when we exchange relationships for money?
Matthew 26:14-25. Thirty pieces of silver
A heartbreaking aspect of Judas’ betrayal is the objectification of his relationship with Jesus – as if the relationship is an object to be sold. Can you imagine giving up your relationship with your family and friends for PhP 30 million pesos?
Aside from betrayal, maybe the sin is also hubris, in the sense thay we think we can put monetary value on anything; putting prices on the priceless. Managers, especially in the human resources, may fall to this trap when we think about compensation and benefits.
Maybe the story of Judas is a quintessential narrative of the deal with the devil – sacrificing an eternity of love for short-term shiny pieces of silver.
Sometimes, to be wise means to recognize those that are truly priceless and to avoid assigning arbitrary prices on them.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 103: APRIL 13, 2022]