Reflection: Thirty Pieces of Silver

Here’s a reflection on Judas’s betrayal of Jesus.  It was written by Roddy Hamilton.

(inspired by Matthew 26:15, Mark 14:11, Luke 22:3-6, John 13:27-30)

you are cheap at the price, jesus:
thirty pieces of silver for a kingdom.
i bet judas and you had conversations galore about this
for three years nearly,
that this was no surprise to you.
i can imagine him taking you aside saying, 'now, lord. now!
the people will listen and they'll rally round you.
this is the kairos.'
and what was your reply?
did you have one
or was it a silent acceptance of what people cannot accept
that love is a different way
it is never by force
never by conflict
never by violence
that they saw the wrong conflict
this one was much bigger

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on Mucky Paws.