September 20, 2007

Mark 15.1-5

When morning came the chief priests, having made their plan with the elders and lawyers and all the Council, put Jesus in chains; then they led him away and handed him over to Pilate.

Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"

He replied, "The words are yours."

And the chief priests brought many charges against him.

Pilate questioned him again: "Have you nothing to say in your defence? You see how many charges they are bringing against you."

But to Pilate's astonishment, Jesus made no reply.

5 Comments:

At 10:14 PM, Blogger forrest said...

"King of the Jews" is the only charge Pilate is interested in.

But the only King of the Jews is God.

 
At 3:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good practical, mundane, daily lesson to everyone. Even if it means you're going to get criticised or given the blame for something that isn't really your fault, keep your trap shut. Sometimes it really is best just to say nothing.

With regard to Forrest's comment, maybe we could also extend this to our daily lives. God is our king, it is to him we should be devoted, not the trappings of this earth (not that JC is a, 'trapping' mind, of course not, but you know what I mean).

QuakerBear

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger forrest said...

"God is our king; it is to him we should be devoted..."

Isn't that what everybody keeps trying to tell us? So hard to remember when those trappings of Earth threaten to clang shut. Almost feels like they could hurt me!

How'd we get a QuakerBear here? Thanks & please stick around... Could I talk you into that other group blog too?

 
At 6:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, you know how it is, a few of us escape from the zoo most weeks. Watch out for the QuakerSeagulls, they'll steal all your fish 'n' chips.

What other group blog?

Oh, were you addressing me Forrest? If not ignore that last question. I'm abit new to all these Quaker sites.

QuakerBear

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger forrest said...

Friend Bear,
Yes, if you click into my profile you will find a list of blogs and an email address.
(It's risky to post your email address on line; scavenger robots pick it up and sell it to spamscamers. But I've already got 50-75 garbage messages/day!)


If you want to be officially a regular here and/or at Quaker Watering Hole (I would like that!!!) you would need a Google Account (bleh!) to log in. You'd send me an email with your email address asking for either or both, and I'd sign you up. (I'm getting tired of absentee members' absence, but didn't want to discourage them coming back when they can!)

 

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