Consider Judas Iscariot, son
Of Simon, follower of Christ the Lord.
Their souls were knit, and became as if one,
His heart's best brother, above all adored.
Consider this; a favor, asked by a friend,
A dark and dangerous request— refused.
He will not be the cause of his brother's end.
At length, he yields, and agrees to be used.
Consider now betrayal, yielding death,
A final end for all but one— The Lord,
The son of God who, with his final breath,
Destroyed the Devil and the world restored.
Consider, finally, the hatred toward
The Catalyst, the cause of our reward.