Matthew 26:49-50

Man, Jesus is mean. I never noticed what he said to Judas after Judas had kissed him: "Friend, do what you came to do." Why not just say do what you came to do. But he called him friend. I bet that haunted him for his last few days. I bet he heard it echoing in his mind. He had spent so much time with Jesus. He really was Jesus' friend. Or he should have been, but he missed it. He didn't get it. Everybody else did, but somehow Jesus didn't get it and he betrayed his friend.
People always talk about wanting to sit down with Jesus, or Peter, or Paul or something, but I think Judas is one of the most fascinating people in the Bible. I'd love to talk to him. JM

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