He had a knack for making friends,
"Head of Apostle [Burgundy, France, 3rd quarter of 12th century]"
It started small,
with just a few followers.
"St Paul and St Peter [Des Ecores Workshop, 1830]"
Then more came!!
"Ciborium [Francois Ranvoyzé, 1782]"
He had dinner with his closest friends,
sharing everything he was with them.
"The Arrest of Christ [Antoine Plamondon, 1839]"
Then he was arrested,
at the bequest of rivals who hated his popularity,
upsetting the order of things.
"Trinity [Midlands, England, mid 15th century]"
And in the end,
he was crucified,
abandoned by some,
mourned by others.
His tale should be a cautionary one to all those seeking popularity...