Well, some will admit to "humility". Others will simply say, "YUCK! No way!"
It is, perhaps, the worst of human violations.
Really? The devil made him do it? Like the talking snake made Adam do it?
But we should remember that evil is not something that existed before the world.
We are all capable of doing enormous good. And, we are all capable of doing evil. Even when, like Judas, we have the best of intentions.
Because, we get scared.
Like Judas did and Jesus died.
Like they did in Brussels. Or, in Paris. Or, in San Diego. Or, New York. Or, Syria. Or Turkey. Or Greece. Or Iran. Or Afghanistan. Or Jerusalem. Or Palestine.
That's precisely what Judas did - because he was scared - and it drove him insane.
Think about that for a minute.
And, death isn't always the end of the story.
You may want to say, as Peter said to Jesus, "Oh, no! You will NOT wash my feet."
And, Jesus will say to you, as He said to Peter, "Well, okay, but if you don't let me wash your feet, you can't have any part of me."
It's even more powerful to be humbled by having someone else wash your feet.
It's why you must wash each other's feet and have YOUR feet washed by others - not just Max or Eunice or Susan or me.
In that act of humility in community, fear is removed and love is placed in our hearts. A new commandment of loving one another as Jesus loves us begins.
"So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them."
Because, if you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.