In case you didn't catch it the zillion times it's mentioned, Judas betrays Jesus big time in the Gospel of John. But he's not alone—there are a bunch of little betrayals along the way, you can be sure of that. Peter fails Jesus when he denies that he knows him and Jesus's own people turn him over to Rome to be executed. But without these betrayals, the Gospel has no story. Each little act of disloyalty brings Jesus closer to the cross and closer to achieving God's plan for saving the world. Should we be thanking Judas?