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Pilate Condemns Christ

"I adore you, O Christ, and I bless you, because by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world!"

“The verdict of Pilate was that their demand should be granted. So he released the man who had been imprisoned for rebellion and murder, for whom they asked, and he handed Jesus over to them to deal with as they wished” (Luke 23:24-25).

In the film, Pilate condemned Jesus because of vanity -- he was worried what others would think. Caiaphas condemned Jesus because of pride -- he wanted his way, no matter what.  Herod condemned Jesus because of sensuality -- he was indifferent to whatever failed to entertain or interest him.

What about me? Which of these most often drives my sins? What can I do about it?

Pray this prayer from your heart:  Lord Jesus, help me to imitate the loving way you accepted your Father’s will -- even though it meant others would be set against you, humiliate you, and cause you great pain. Amen.

Pray one of each prayer:  Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be


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  1. Pilate Condemns Christ
  2.  Jesus Accepts His Cross
  3. Jesus Falls the First Time
  4. Jesus Meets His Mother
  5. Simon Helps Carry the Cross
  6. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
  7.  Jesus Falls The Second Time
  8. Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
  9. Jesus Falls The Third Time
  10. Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments
  11. Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
  12. Jesus Dies On the Cross
  13. Jesus Is Taken Down From the Cross
  14. Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb
  15. Jesus Rises