Today, the day that Jesus was raised, the first fruits of God’s promise, the ultimate sign that the temple curtain with all its divisions and barriers had indeed been destroyed, and destroyed forever. Today we gather to celebrate that destruction, to celebrate the end of division, to announce new life, new future, new hope. … More ‘The curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.’
The story of Judas is the story of betrayal that informs all other stories of betrayal. No one is in any doubt what is meant when somebody is referred to, to their face or behind their back, as a ‘Judas’. It is in some ways the ultimate in accusations, the ultimate in insults.