Re:Verse passage – John 19:1-30 (day six)
John is doing more than retelling a historical account, albeit the greatest story ever told. He’s casting our own reflection.
We see Pilate, passive but intrigued. We see the soldiers, indifferent to Jesus, but enjoying the mockery and the torture. The chief priests and Jewish officers, far from indifferent, they hated Jesus. And the crowd, they were the cheering section, disappointed because Jesus wasn’t the messiah they wanted him to be. We see the criminals by his side, one humble, the other a cynical skeptic. And then there are the four Mary’s and John; heart broken and in disbelief.
Do you see yourself in the reflection John casts. I do. Which one are you?