On the Wednesday, at last
he kept a low profile
"withdrawn in silence in Bethany"
But it was already too late.
Judas was bargaining with the chief priests
negotiating his thirty pieces of silver.
It would take more than a day in silence
to quell the resentment he had stirred up.
It would take more than a day withdrawn
to let the furore die down.
And you would think it would take
much much more than a day's retreat
to prepare himself
for the agony that awaited him
much more than a day
to step back into the fray
and continue his journey
to the cross.
In that final week
he kept out of the spotlight
for a day.
Hallelujah! What a saviour.