My God, my God, this is an ugly story. It’s in all the Gospels, and we read it every year, yet it is tempting to gloss over this so we can get to the good part. But God has something to say to us here. And so today we must look again and listen closely.
They take his answers to be smart remarks. He has not bowed to their authority. They want him silenced.
Today, we have seen the world’s ways. But on the third day, we will see God’s.