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454 paha you are the Fiend's. And it makes a difference, now and ever, believe me, whether you serve Him Who has on His vesture and thigh written, King of Kings,' and whose service is perfect freedom; or him on whose vesture and thigh the name is written, Slave of Slaves, and whose service is perfect slavery. However, in every nation there are, and must always be, a certain number of these Fiend's servants, who have it principally for the object of their lives to make money. They are always, as I said, more or less stupid, and cannot conceive of anything else so nice as money. Stupidity is always the basis of the Judas bargain. We do great injustice to Iscariot, in thinking him wicked above all common wickedness. He was only a common money-lover, and, like all money-lovers, did not understand Christ;-could not make out the worth of Him, or meaning of Him. He didn't want IIim to be killed. He was horror-struck when he found that Christ would be killed; threw his money away instantly, and hanged himself. How many of our present money-seekers, think you, would have the grace to hang themselves, whoever was killed P But Judas was a common, selfish, muddle-headed, pilfering fellow ; his ANATHBANDHU. Volume I. re ܫܒ ܒܚܫܒܩܒ hand always in the bag of the poor, not caring for them. He didn't understand Christ ;--yet believed in Him, much more than most of us do; had seen Him do miracles, thought. He was quite strong enough to shift for Himself, and he, Judas, might as well make his own little bye-perquisites out of the affair. Christ would come out of it well enough, and he have his thirty pieces. Now, that is the money-seeker's idea, all over the world. He doesn't hate (hrist, but can't understand Him-doesn't care for Him-sees no good in that benevolent business; makes his own little job out of it at all events, come what will. And thus, out of every mass of men, you have a certain number of bagmenyour fee-first men, whose main object is to make money. And they do make it-make it in all sorts of unfair ways, chiefly by the weight and force of money itself, or what is called the power of capital; that is to say, the power which money, once obtained, has over the labour of the poor, so that the capitalist can take all its produce to himself, except the labourer's food. That is the modern Judas's way of carrying the bag,' and bearing what is put therein.' To be continued. r