To the followers of Christ: It is human nature to protect those you love. I have been in situations where I had to choose between those I love and someone that I saw trying to hurt them. Even though that person hadn't harmed me and I still love them, my loyalty stayed with my friend because they are a part of the body of Christ. If I had to choose between Judas and John, I would choose John every time. Loyal friendship is sometimes hard to find, so when you find that beautiful gem, you want to protect it from the enemy's snare. Jesus is that kind of friend to us. In this world where the enemy rules, we have a beautiful friend in Jesus. He is so full of love for us that He laid down His life because of that love and to protect us from the enemy. Death is what we faced until Jesus conquered it through His resurrection, and now because of that, we too will overcome the grave. That is the perfect picture of love.
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24