The Falsely Accused: Lenten Devotions
Friday, April 1
“Pilate spoke to them again, ‘Then what do you wish me to do with the man you call the King of the Jews?’ They shouted back, ‘Crucify him!’ Pilate asked them, ‘Why, what evil has he done?’ But they shouted all the more, ‘Crucify him!’
So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified” (Mark 15: 12-14).
Who are the falsely accused of our day? What prevents us from hearing the stories of those who are falsely accused? How can we be more attuned to the voices of the undocumented, the outcast, and the poor? Reflect on these questions in light of this painting by Jose Ramirez.
Holly Hight is California field organizer for Bread for the World.
"Border Patrol," by Jose Ramirez. Used by permission.
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