St Paul tells the Collosians in our first reading today that they must be deeply rooted, rooted in the Lord. It’s like a tree: the stronger the roots, the better a tree can survive with the storms come. We are no different. We must be deeply rooted in the Lord, such that, even when storms and crosses and temptations and things come, we remain firmly planted, still strong, still producing fruits. Judas in our Gospel had weak roots; he gave up on the Lord, he walked away, he fell down. Better to have strong roots.