Stations of the Cross: Surrender
Surrender Jesus surrenders to the temporal authority,
signified by Pontius Pilate washing his hands in the basin;
he surrenders as well to the will of the Father, signified by the Torah Scroll.
He kneels, stripped and bleeding from his scourging...
remaining silent as a lamb before his shearers.


Matthew Chapter: 27

But the chief priests and the leaders convinced the crowds to ask for Barabbas to be set free and for Jesus to be killed.   Pilate asked the crowd again, "Which of these two men do you want me to set free?"
"Barabbas!" they replied. 
Pilate asked them, "What am I to do with Jesus, who is called the Messiah?"
They all yelled, "Nail him to a cross!" 
Pilate answered, "But what crime has he done?"
"Nail him to a cross!" they yelled even louder. 
Pilate saw that there was nothing he could do and that the people were starting to riot. So he took some water and washed his hands in front of them and said, "I won't have anything to do with killing this man. You are the ones doing it!" 
Everyone answered, "We and our own families will take the blame for his death!" 
Pilate set Barabbas free. Then he ordered his soldiers to beat Jesus with a whip and nail him to a cross. 

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