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How is someone betrayed with a kiss?

While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” Luke 22:47-48

            Betrayal with a kiss means someone close to you betrays you.  Kiss usually means affection and betrayal means the opposite.  Judas betrayed Jesus by indicating his identity to the arresting mob through a kiss, saying “this is the guy you want to arrest…the one I kiss.”

            Betrayal usually occurs through someone close to you and hurts even more deeply.  Jesus knew Judas would do this but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t hurt.  Despite the physical pain Jesus endured, he also felt the pain of betrayal by Judas and denial by Peter.