John on Jesus' right as the protector...it was customary for a close friend to sit nearest the door in case of attack.
And on Jesus' left, a person deserving of honor...Judas.
I find that SO VERY fascinating!!
Jesus actually placed Judas, the one He knew would betray Him, in the seat of honor. Even in the face of impending injustice, Jesus chose honor. I'm so...awed.
It's a good challenge for me. I don't always react so nobly...humbly...in the face of betrayal. But, Jesus did...and makes it possible for us to do the same.
AND...when we are the betrayers, the bringers of pain and suffering...Jesus would place each of us in the seat of honor too. That makes me come undone.