If there is ONE thing I have learned from the Pratt & Lambert school of ultra conservative theology, it is this:
In the end, we will all go to the place where we belong.
Sucks to be Judas, though. He got rewarded for WICKEDNESS. I am guessing he bought a field worth $100,000 dollars according to today’s property value… then while the other followers of Christ witnessed Jesus resurrection… Did HE, too?
If so- WHAT is THAT? He would see that the man he helped murder (as an accessory) HE had puncture scars. What would that do to an undisciplined MIND? What if Ted Bundy, while he was still alive, had to look at the man he killed come to life? I don’t feel right using the females as an example. I think Bundy would calculate himself into a state of severe SHOCK from seeing a reversal of what HE felt sure was real. It would be extremely surreal, like shock that strikes hot as hell and never leaves. So Judas hung himself.
I think people assume Judas felt BAD and executed himself, or tried to “hide” from wrath. That is the picture I always had.
So does the vile man get to be with Jesus? No. The clean man does who is washed.
How is THAT for a statement on Zealous, upset, doubtful, loud mouth, whining, presumptuous and maybe all twenty to forty something in age, I don’t know? Because if we religious wackos are going to get the bible right, we should probably think of the Twelve and who THEY really were as they took over Jesus’s ministry. It is easy to find examples of Satan’s pawns. But to have a record of the writing of men who unlike Jesus DID have sin to see how we are like them- those out there that want to carry their cross.
It is a refreshing thing to know men who stand for the lord. For the young man I pray. Their life may be a hard mission, filled with times of worship, everyday existence, passion, obstacles and traps. I think of George Lucas’s Jedi… Are they ready for the trials?
Readiness is available. The new can say they are ready to be seasoned in the ways of valor for the deity who is the Maker. I only see one lonesome sun in my desert. It will guide me home.