The third strange thing is that the spokesman for the other ten disciples, Simon Peter, a man with an outspoken (if not brash) track record, does not ask Jesus directly. Unusually he asks the loved disciple to be an intermediary.
Jesus answers, “It is that one for whom I myself will dip the morsel and will give to him.” So having dipped the morsel, he gives to Judas, son of Simon Iscariot. And with the morsel, then the adversary came in into that one.
The fourth strange thing is this business of “the morsel”. Used four times in recording this incident, the Greek word is psomion, which is itself a diminutive of the Greek word psomos. Maybe the four uses of mini-morsel suggest the insignificance of what Judas obtained in return for giving-away Jesus.
The fifth strange thing is that, at one crucial moment, two opposites took place instantly. As Judas ate the morsel, the much-loved disciple of Jesus became one with Jesus in knowledge of what was ahead. As Judas ate the morsel, he too became one with “the adversary” in high places, the opposer of all good. The adversary was, at that very moment, within him. The other disciple whom Jesus loved was in a similar position with Jesus but on the good spectrum.
So Jesus states to him, “What you do, do quickly!” In fact not one of those recumbent knew for what reason he said this to him, because some were assuming that, since Judas had the wallet, Jesus was stating to him, “Buy what things we have need of for the festival,” or in order that he might give something to the poor.
The sixth strange thing is that Jesus not only knew what was about to take place shortly but also gave instructions, well understood only by the one about to “give him away” that he should get on with it.
That is really strange because it discloses that the greatest betrayal (“giving away”) in history was not only the will of an evil man but also the will of the very best human being the world has ever known.