Jesus is Betrayed: The Traitor and his Kiss

“Are you betraying the Son of Man with a Kiss?”

A kiss was to be a sign of love and friendship. Judas came up to Jesus with an act of affection, but all the while in his heart he was going to betray Jesus. Judas came with a large group of soldiers, chief priests, and other Jewish leaders. Judas was there to turn Jesus over to the Jews who wanted to kill him because he taught things that challenged their teachings. As Marcus Tullius Cicero once said: “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through…all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”

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lionelntasano

Author of 'Greener on the Other Side' - his fiction has also appeared in 'Pear Drop Journal'. He is at work on a novel that delves into the intricacies, and conundrums of the meaning of manhood in today's world.

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