Ash Wednesday to Pentecost

The Betrayal

  1. Judas, demoralised by love,
    The advocate of earthly powers,
    Missed his Messiah's Testament
    Left in His final earthly hours.
  2. Not a deliberate, murderous act
    Nor further substance for his needs,
    An unintended consequence
    Of misplaced hope in earthly deeds.
  3. Shut out from brotherhood and peace
    He took his fee back to the priests;
    Rejected, even by these men,
    He gave himself up to the beasts.
  4. Yet great as his betrayal was
    For one who knew the Son of Man,
    Ours is the greater for we know
    The end of what that deed began.