(simulated news broadcast) “No question, the Nazarene will be executed! They’ve got the Galilean in custody—our sources tell us one of his own men turned him in… film at 11:00.”
A few weep. A few smile. A few walk up the hill to see the spectacle. The immensity of Jesus’ execution makes it impossible to ignore. See the women arguing on the street corner? The countless pilgrims entering Jerusalem for the Passover? They’ll go home with a spellbinding story of the teacher who was raised from the dead.
Everyone is choosing a side. You can’t be neutral on an issue like this one. And today, two thousands years later, the same is true. A choice is demanded. No fence sitting is permitted. The cross, in its absurd splendor, won’t allow that. On which side are you?