a love letter to the Betrayer

a love letter to the Betrayer

A Poem by toza
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Jesus writes to His Betrayer, a.k.a me being forever emotional abt Judas Iscariot and forever wondering what led Judas to betray Jesus

"
Judah,
     was Salvation worth 30 silver pieces?
Judah,
     your soul was worth none of them.
Judah,
     you hung yourself upon a tree and
     I heard your soul wailing for me.
     ("God, o God, why have you abandoned me?")
     At the beginning of the world,
     I held you, cradled you in my arms.
     Since the universe was but nitrogen and
     hydrogen and
     helium, I had known you.
     I knew your name, held it in my hands.
Judah,
     "Betrayer" and "Beloved" start with the same letter.
Judah,
     Betrayer, every step I had walked with you, I had known.
     Betrayer, I had chosen -- still choose -- you, knowing.
     I would still call you beloved.
Judah,
     if you had waited three days more:
     "Peace be with you."
     ("I forgive you")
Judah --
    Betrayer, Beloved:
    I love you despite all.

© 2017 toza


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