Good Friday

Just listened to the Passion according to John at the Good Friday Service and felt like Pontius Pilate really got all of the best lines.  Kind of like in Jesus Christ Superstar, when Judas had the best songs (and, when Murray Head is singing, the best voice)--Jesus seems a little upstaged.

What is Truth? John 18:30
What I have written I have written. John 19:22
Do you not know that I have the power to release you, and I have the power to crucify you? John 19:10

See what I mean?  Some pretty pithy statements there.  Why did John do this, did he feel like Pilate had something important to say?  He seems to represent a jaded and disillusioned perspective; he really represents so many adults.  Isn't idealism and certainty really a sign of youth and naïveté; and a more experienced person would say something like, "What is truth?"
I also felt so bad for Pilate, he really got thrown in the middle of a fight he had no interest in; he keeps saying over and over that he finds no guilt in Jesus, his wife has told him to have nothing to do with Him.

The Jews answered, "We have a law, and according to that law, he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God."  Now when Pilate heard this, he became more afraid than ever.   John 19:7-8

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