Today in church, I find myself pondering the orthodoxy around Judas. Jesus knew that he would be betrayed, that he *must* be betrayed to die a painful ignobile death. This was too important to be left to chance or to be handeled poorly. Someone had to knowingly betray their most loved, most honored, most holy person into the hands of the enemy. Like Abraham, the person must be willing to sacrifice that which is held most dear. Unlike Abraham, however, there is no reprieve. Who among us could rise to that challenge. Not me. Not even for the Kingdom of God and for Peace on Earth.