Snapshots from the betrayal of Jesus by Judas…

When Judas had eaten the bread, Satan entered into him. John 13:27

No demon possession here, but empowerment and guidance.

So Judas left at once, going out into the night. John 13:30

Swallowed in darkness, his fate now in the hands of the Prince of Darkness, what a picture John paints of leaving the fellowship of Jesus!

And Jesus said to him, "Friend, do what you have come for." Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him. Matthew 26:50

How can Jesus still feel mercy, compassion and friendship towards Judas? This certainly puts into perspective our petty griefs and complaints against lesser violators.

"I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? See to that yourself!" Matthew 27:4

Amazing how seared the conscience can be! The spiritual leaders of the day care little about right / wrong / innocence / guilt. Their concern is with self, as with the Kosmos at large: "What is that to us?"

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