“And one of you is a devil”

“And one of you is a devil”

The Bread of Life.

(The Gospel History, Section 64)

Jesus answered them, Did not I choose you the twelve, and one of you is a devil? Now he spake of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.

“And one of you is a devil”

(The disciple)

(The Saviour of the World, Vol IV, Book I, Poem XXX)

That man who entered hell and saw them there,
The devils, sinning with incessant stress,
Tasting no respite from hot wickedness,—
That man should know a devil, though he were
Grouped, one amongst the Blessed, taking share
Of all beatitudes that fall to these.
And we—What is a devil? We would know
The lineaments of fiends where’er they show.

Ah, well for us were devils all depute
To rage in hell-fire in some nether sphere:
What if the fiends we be should keep us mute
When words of love and trust should comrade cheer?
What if resentments raging without let
Should write us “Devils” in their ceaseless fret?

St. John vi. 70, 71.

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