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A MATTER OF CONSCIENCE (Matt. 27:1-10)

They were exceedingly careful

In handling blood-money;

They picked it up gingerly,

And debated what,

In conscience,

Could be done

With the price of another man’s life.

They provided

For the burial of the poor

With the rejected silver,

Then busily turned

To the murder

Of the man it had bought.

                                      –Elton D. Higgs

                                                  (12/17/80)

Image: “Judas Returning the Thirty Silver Pieces” by Rembrandt. Public Domain. 

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