the morsel


“It is the one to whom I hand the morsel after I have dipped it.”
So he dipped the morsel and took it and handed it to Judas,”

When Jesus dipped the morsel and handed it to Judas, it  identified Judas as the one who would betray him. Betrayal is disloyalty and acting against someones interest.To betray God is Sin. As part of the Seder meal the food that is dipped it the vegetable symbolic of the backbreaking work the Hebrews endured in Egypt. The solution is salt water symbolic of tears. The vegetable,  karpas, is given at the beginning of the meal, and a piece of it is given to everyone present.When Judas eats this morsel Satan enters him and he leaves. How different is Judas betrayal from that of Adams? Also, how may others are capable of similar acts of disobedience? Isn’t everyone capable of sin?  It is betrayal  that sets into motion the Passion of Christ, and it is betrayal that sends Adam and Eve into exile from the garden. While the tears of the salt water can be viewed as the tears of the enslaved that are Adam and Eve, the Hebrews of Egypt, and Judas, not to forget ours; can those tears also be symbolic of Gods desire for those souls to return? Returning us to God is after-all the Passion of Christ. “For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.”

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