“Give us Barabbas!”

Jn 18:40

Nothing spoke to me so clearly after FBI Director Comey’s announcement yesterday as the prosecution of Christ.  Why?

In the trial of Christ, Pilate declared that Christ was without guilt and the crowd demanded that not Christ but Barabbas be released.  Barabbas, a criminal, was released and Innocence died.

Yes, in releasing Barabbas justice was denied and Innocence died.

So too with yesterday’s FBI fiasco, justice was denied and Innocence died.  Just as the crucifixion of Christ man denied God and the world changed – yesterday did the same.

Pathetic and destructive.  Barabbas is free and we are not.


God, banish evil and those who advance it, and bring us back to You.