Tag Archives: characters of the passion

A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY

The sun was at its peak in the middle of the day.  Radiance danced across the lake as the young Rabbi spoke from a small boat.  His voice filled the entire expanse.  It was a voice of authority – a strong, … Continue reading

Posted in Lent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

LAZARUS, MARY & MARTHA

  Mary and Martha were Lazarus’ sisters and all of them called Jesus their friend.  He’d been a guest in their home.  Mary couldn’t get enough of His words and Martha was more concerned that the house was in order and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

UP A TREE

He was the chief tax collector of Jericho.  He was also a descendant of Abraham.  His own people despised him because tax collectors were considered corrupt as well as traitors to their own people.  Zacchaeus was also short – very … Continue reading

Posted in Lent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

CLEAN, LIVING WATER

It was the hottest point of the day, when the woman came to draw water from Jacob’s well.  Most likely she was trying to avoid the others who came in the coolness of morning.  Those women had no use for her.  … Continue reading

Posted in Lent, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

DROWNING IN TRADITION

At the time of Jesus’ unjust arrest, Annas was no longer the acting high priest of Judaea.  He had originally been appointed by Quirinius for the position, when the Romans took over rule of the Jews.  He served  for ten years, … Continue reading

Posted in Lent, Passion, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

POLITICAL ACTIVIST

It was another time, another place, but much like our world today.  Rome had invaded Judaea and Jerusalem was now nearly unrecognizable.  Some of the change was good.  There were new roads, grand buildings, protection from a mighty army.  Being the temple … Continue reading

Posted in biography, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – MARY, MOTHER OF JESUS

THE PIETA By MICHELANGELO She was just a simple girl – nothing special – not without sin – like us, yet God chose her to be the vessel which would carry the Son of God for nine months in her … Continue reading

Posted in Christian daily devotion, forgiveness, Passion, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – THE PHARISEES

    The Pharisees came from a long line of religious tradition and strict adherence to the law of the God of Abraham.  Jesus spent much of His youth in their temples filling His mind with the writings, the laws … Continue reading

Posted in Christ's passion, Christian daily devotion, hypocrisy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – ZACCHAEUS

He was the chief tax collector of Jericho.  He was also a descendant of Abraham.  His own people despised him because tax collectors were considered corrupt as well as traitors to their own people.  Zacchaeus was also short – very … Continue reading

Posted in Christ's passion, Christian daily devotion, Lent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – JOHN

John and his brother, James were disciples of John, the Baptist.  They were fishermen, like many of the other apostles and the sons of Zebedee and Salome.  They made their living fishing on the sea of Galilee as did their father, … Continue reading

Posted in Christian daily devotion, Lent, Passion, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – SOLDIERS WHO CRUCIFIED HIM

Who were these men who crucified Jesus?  Many soldiers are mentioned in the Passion stolry who carried out the job of execution.  It was their duty to do so.  These soldiers had worked their way up through the ranks, exhibited great … Continue reading

Posted in Christian daily devotion, cross, Jesus, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – CAIPHAS

Caiphas was the acting high priest of Judaea.  His father in law held the title from the time of Quirinius, when the Romans took over rule of the Jews.  The Jews venerated their priests.  Things were rapidly changing from a … Continue reading

Posted in Christian devotion, Faith, Jesus, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – PONTIUS PILATE

Pontius Pilate played a pivotal role in the crucifixion of Jesus, even though he had no reason to declare him guilty.  The evidence brought against this criminal had nothing to do with Roman law.  The only possible reason Pilate could … Continue reading

Posted in Christ's passion, Christian daily devotion, truth, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – SIMON, THE LEPER

There is a lot said in the Bible about Leprosy.  Today the disease is referred to as Hansen’s Disease and easily curable if caught soon enough.  The laws concerning Leprosy are laid out in the book of Leviticus 13.  The disease is thoroughly … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christ's passion, Christian daily devotion, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – HEROD ANTIPAS

Having come from a long line of sociopaths, Herod Antipas relished in the shock and awe of his domain.  The more outlandish the behavior, the better. Like his father, Herod, the Great, he was much a chip off the old … Continue reading

Posted in Christ's passion, Christian daily devotion, Lent, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

CHARACTERS FROM THE PASSION – BLIND BARTIMAEUS

Blindness in Jesus’ lifetime was quite common.  Actually blindness was a contagious disease carried by flies and the only way to avoid catching it was to stay away from those afflicted with it.    The hot desert sun would close … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christ's passion, Christian daily devotion, Messiah, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – JOSEPH OF ARIMATHIA

He was a well respected member of the community, wealthy beyond most standards and a leader in the Sanhedrin.  A native of Arimathea, he now called home Jerusalem.  He undoubtedly knew that his life was soon coming to an end, … Continue reading

Posted in Christian daily devotion, Life of Christ, Passion, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – THE SAMARITAN WOMAN

It was the hottest point of the day, when the Samaritan woman came to draw water from Jacob’s well.  Most likely she was trying to avoid the other woman who came to gather water in the coolness of morning.  Those … Continue reading

Posted in Christ's passion, Christian daily devotion, Daily inspiration and devotions, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – ANNAS

  At the time of Jesus’ unjust arrest, Annas was no longer the acting high priest of Judaea.  He had originally been appointed by Quirinius for the position, when the Romans took over rule of the Jews.  He served  for ten … Continue reading

Posted in Christ's passion, Christian daily devotion, Faith, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – BARABBAS

It was another time, another place, but much like our world today.  Rome had invaded Judaea and Jerusalem had become nearly unrecognizable.  Some of the change was good.  There were new roads, grand buildings, protection from a mighty army.  Being the … Continue reading

Posted in Christian daily devotion, Lent, Life of Christ, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment