Today, the Wednesday before the beginning of Christian Holy Week, is known as “Spy Wednesday”, the day that Judas Iscariot put into motion the workings of the plot against Jesus, the betrayal of friendship and leadership for pieces of sliver, thus beginning the journey to Easter. Judas! The name forever connected to breaking the trust.
As we contemplate this time, consider the betrayals our organizations and we, as its members, have engaged in. The conspiracies to get ahead in our career, the misinformation put out to our staff and employees, the power grabs, the concealed plans to eliminate those we find redundant, the illicit and contrived performance review. This week, the conjunction of Passover and Holy Week, provides an excellent opportunity to review our own actions and that of our organizations. Are we sharing the meal with those we will cast aside? Are we dipping our fingers into the bowl with those with whom we are disingenuous?
And how do we forgive those who have betrayed us? The office gossip, the intrique, the confidant who has abused our trust?
As we leave the office early to attend the varied religious services at this time of year let's think more deeply about the changes we need to bring back.
This brings faith to work.
Originally posted on The Daily Kos, Wednesday, April 4. 2012