The Apostle John
[John] Edwards, in an interview with the Web site Beliefnet.com:
"I think that Jesus would be disappointed in our ignoring the plight of those around us who are suffering and our focus on our own selfish short-term needs," Edwards told the site. "I think he would be appalled, actually."
Jesus would be... would be... Is Edwards saying that he would be if he were real? Or that he would be if he were still alive?
More than likely I think that Edwards misspoke. I believe that he was talking about what another Biblical personality would think:
Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to betray Him, said, “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and given to poor people?”
Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to pilfer what was put into it. (John 12:3-6, NAS)
So the more accurate Edwards quote should have been, "I think that Judas would be disappointed in our ignoring the plight of those around us who are suffering and our focus on our own selfish short-term needs. I think he would be appalled, actually."