Today (what is left of it) is Spy Wednesday, because Judas was spying out an opportunity to betray Jesus. Over at Dialogue there is some discussion about whether Judas did what he did thinking that Jesus would escape as he had so many times before.
In recent years I have been struck by the contrat between Peter and Judas. both betrayed Jesus but both reacted differently. While Peter turned back toward God and forgivness, Judas turned back on himself.
It is a reminder that no matter how far we think we are from God, we are no further than we choose to be. Wiyh broen and contrite spirit we can always turn back to God. And our God, not wishing that anyone should perish, is always willing to take us back.