“That very day Pilate and Herod became friends with each other, for previously they had been at enmity with each other.” Luke 23:12 (NKJV)
This is one of my favorite scripture verses in the Bible, simply because it keeps happening to me. It has happened to me so much in life, that I can spot, feel and sense it even when across cyberspace. It used to crush my spirit sometime ago, but now it just makes me laugh so hard, because I know with time it will not only disintegrate, but the elements of decomposition will so splatter on the participants, that they have to be kept from doing damage to each other.
Have you ever had people who became friends because the only thing they had in common was a hatred or envy of you. They had been around each other for years, hated themselves all that time and knew what each other was all about. Then you came along, they knew that they needed combined efforts to support their ‘green monster’. So they swallowed the slimy knowledge of one another, and became friends. An incredible example of ‘cutting the nose to spite the face’.
You have to feel sorry for them, because if a friendship is not based on at least fondness it festers on falseness. So one person actually feels superior to the other, but they are willing to stoop low and endure the subservient inconvenience until the intended goal is achieved. The other knows that they are looked upon as the inferior and underserved chapter, but the burning envy in them supersedes any correctly or incorrectly perceived status.
They are united for one purpose; to crucify the innocent one. Luke 23:13-24. After the curtain is lowered, they taste the resulting bile from their unnecessary tirade, and they inhale the putrid stench of their vileness. Alas, they are still who they are, unchanged, unfreed and unhappy.