“Pilate said to them, ‘Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?’ All of them said, ‘Let him be crucified!'” (Matthew 27:22, NRSV)

Courtroom.

Lawyers.

Police officers.

Victims.

Judge.

Who is innocent?

Who is guilty?

“Yes, I ran that red light,” says one.

“Guilty,” hammers the Judge.

“Yes, I had pot in my possession,” says another.

“Guilty,” hammers the Judge.

“Yes, I hit my girlfriend,” says a third.

“Guilty,” hammers the Judge.

 

Courtyard.

Crowd.

Priests.

Soldiers.

Governor.

Who is innocent?

Who is guilty?

“Yes, I healed on the Sabbath,” he says.

“Guilty,” hammers the crowd.

“Yes, I gave a new command,” he says.

“Guilty,” hammers the crowd.

“Yes, I welcomed all people into God’s Kingdom,” he says.

“Guilty,” hammers the crowd.

 

Hillside.

Crowd.

Soldiers.

A hammer.

Three nails.

A cross.

Who is innocent?

Who is guilty?

His innocence.

Our sin.