Monday, December 14, 2009

Saint Luke and Saint Matthew

"Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that [Christ] was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priest and elders,
Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself."

I think we underestimate Judas. I think he gets a lot of criticism and un-rightfully so. Christ was his Savior and I honestly think Judas thought Christ would save himself. When he realized that was not the case, he was heartbroken.

Judas was a man. I don't think he fully understood the prophecies of the Lord but he acted on what he thought he knew. He lacked faith. He lacked faith at a crucial time. I'm forced to ask myself,

How many times have I lacked faith in crucial times?

Who am I to judge him? He was hard enough on himself. He doesn't need me damning him.


Anne Left. Lisa Right said...


Tyler and I are reading the 4 gospels. I was really taken with Judas. The story of Judas really effected me but I couldn't quite express it...You put into words what I've been thinking for months now. Thank you for that.
You are a wise girl.

lisa, mother of simon.

Bill from Jersey said...

There were several political parties during Jesus' time, the pharisees and the sadducees being the primary ones. Another political interest group were the Sicarii. Maybe Judas Iscariot belonged to them. The name we know him by is similar. He may have had political aspirations trying to make Jesus use his powers. The Jewish messiah is supposed to be a polical power, afterall. Even today! Interesting thought.