Lenten Reflections: Jesus is Judged by Pontius Pilate

Jesus is Judged by Pontius Pilate


Photo by Ted Miller, PICS Ministry Saddleback Church

Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law and the whole Sanhedrin, made their plans. So they bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate.

“Are you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate.

“You have said so,” Jesus replied.

The chief priests accused him of many things. So again Pilate asked him, “Aren’t you going to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of.”

But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed.


Can you imagine yourself in that moment, remaining silent amongst false accusations?

What thoughts and feelings come up for you as you consider this?


Father, Jesus did not respond to his accusers.  I can’t imagine how humbling that would be to face false accusations and to remain silent.  Give me eyes to see what you see, rather than what the world sees.

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