So I was listening to my selected songs from the soundtrack of "jesus Christ Superstar" and a couple lines from a song got me thinking.
The song is "Damned for all time/blood money."
A little synopsis, Judas is singing to Caiaphas, and Annas as he prepares to betray Jesus for the 30 pieces of silver :
"I came because I had to; I'm the one who saw.
Jesus can't control it like he did before.
And furthermore I know that Jesus thinks so too.
Jesus wouldn't mind that I was here with you. <----
I have no thought at all about my own reward.
I really didn't come here of my own accord.
Just don't say I'm ... damned for all time."
Now while I don't agree with Judas that Jesus was losing control, I will admit that Judas may have felt that way. The line that I arrowed is the one that got me thinking. Jesus knew what Judas was doing, and he did'nt mind. I know it's not a biblical reference, but I think this line in this song shows something about Jesus that a lot of us tend to overlook. Jesus was always forgiving, even to those who would betray him. Even took to eating his last supper with the very one that would betray him to the pharisees. To Jesus this was'nt a problem.
He spent most of life trying to help the poor and bring messages of peace and love to those around him. We should remember this.
As I browse the spirituality forum I notice very little of this is actually spoken of. We have the old tired creationism vs evolution debate going strong. We have the God is not logical debate going strong. We have many arguments about religion and Christianity going here, but we don't seem to have any interpretation of the love and compassion that Jesus tried to share with the world around him.
I will try to bring more thoughts on this later.