So here is a question I came up with last night. It goes like this: Say you are a scientist/engineer and you have invented a time machine. And, the time machine actually works. The very first place you decide to go is back to the time of Jesus. You are a faithful believer and follower today and are excited to go back to actually hear Christ and see Him in person. And, when you arrive you land at the very beginnings of His ministry. You find Him, follow Him and are listening to Him teach with all the other people. Suddenly, Jesus stops talking to the people and He turns to you and says, “Judas Iscariot, I am very glad you could be here today. Follow me.” You say, “Lord, you are mistaken I am not Judas…” To which He replies, “I am not mistaken. Follow me.” Would you do it? Would you follow Jesus as Judas Iscariot? Knowing how the story unfolds, would you take the place of Judas? Think about how things will wind up for you. Think about how things wind up for Christ. Think about how things wind up for the rest of the world. Think about your answer and what it says about your perspective, presumptions and understanding of what it means to “follow” Christ. How does this question effect how you think about Judas? I’m going to let you think about that and then we’ll discuss more next week.