Truth and Consequences
Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned
Jesus, and asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus answered, "Do you ask this on your own,
or did others tell you about me?"
Pilate replied, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your
own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What
have you done?" Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not from this
world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would
be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But
as it is, my kingdom is not from here."
Pilate asked him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king.
For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify
to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my
Politics as Usual
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We can gather that Pilate understood about claims to
earthly kingship, but like most politicians, he was probably lost
when it came to the truth. Remember, the kingdom is in the midst
of us or, perhaps we are in the midst of it (aka God's love). May we make the most of it.
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