Our youth leader, Erik Davis, unpacks this sad of betrayal and forgiveness. Judas betrays Jesus . Judas was one of the 12 disciples closest to Jesus. Judas offered to betray Jesus to the religious authorities. They agreed to pay him for doing so. And Jesus knew that Judas was going to do this and instead Jesus is able to forgive him because he knows people are so much more complicated than just right or wrong. So where can we find hope in this story?