Lent Reflection – Part 3 of 6
BY: Mr. Mark Connolly, OP
Some short observations to start off this reflection. The Joyful Mysteries span approximately 12 years of Jesus’ life. The Luminous Mysteries approximately 3 years. The Glorious about 90 days.
The Sorrowful less than 24 hours.
I got to thinking about this when I was reading the Gospel accounts of the scourging. Here they are:
Then he released for them Barab’bas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.
So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barab’bas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him.
The account from Luke does not say Pilot had Jesus scourged. Rather it describes him telling the Jewish authorities (twice) that he finds no wrongdoing and that he would have him flogged (or chastised), and…
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