“Friend, why have you come?” So Jesus said to His betrayer. So He says to you. “Friend, why have you come?” Judas seeks to betray Him. Others seek to control Him. Soon they will beat Him, batter Him, abuse Him. Yet Jesus calls His betrayer “friend.” “Friend, why have you come?”   What is this? Does Jesus not understand? Is it irony, tongue in messianic cheek?   No. He understands what is happening. Nevertheless, He calls His betrayer “friend.”     Betrayal hurts. There is a prophecy of Judas in the Psalms: “Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.” (Ps. 41.9) “My own familiar friend.” Betrayal hurts. Still, Jesus calls Judas…