It’s almost Holy Week and Catholics are preparing to commemorate the Holy Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. A time we remember His journey together with his apostles. And when we say apostles, the most iconic of them all is probably Judas Iscariot also known as “Judas the Traitor”.
Surely, our parents nor preachers didn’t taught us to hate Judas but somehow, we ended up hating the man. Filipinos even uses his name for cursing when someone broke their trust.
“HUDAS ka talaga!!”
Seriously, what does Judas got to do with your problem anyway?
And what about Peter? Unfortunately, we’re not here to add fuel on the fire of roasting Judas. We’re gonna have a small talk about how Peter should be in the same place as the traitor Judas.
Both Peter and Judas forsake Jesus but in different ways. You see, Jesus already told Judas that he would betray him from the start simply because it’s part of the plan. It is to make sure Jesus will reach the point of Crucifixion and cleanse the world with his blood. Judas successfully finished the job in exchange of 30 silver coins.
Now let’s go Peter. Like Judas, Peter was also told by Jesus of how he will forsake Him. It is clear Jesus told Peter “This very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” and then Peter replied “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” But on the night when Jesus was captured and beaten, Peter denied Jesus for three times in front of Him. Isn’t that rather rough, don’t you think?
Judas hanged himself for what he have done. And as for Peter? After fleeing away and set apart from other disciplines, he was crucified upside-down in Rome in Rome at his own request since he saw himself unworthy to be crucified in the same way as Jesus.
What do you think? We all know Judas’s betrayal is unpleasant but how about Peter? Isn’t what he did much unacceptable and considered as betrayal? I’m not siding with Judas here but I really think it’s wrong to involve Judas’s name when cursing a traitor especially if we all know, Peter did much worst.
“Isa kang PEDRO!!” (nah~)
By: “Snow White”