Here is the second of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, The Scourging at the Pillar, coloring page.
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Pilate entered the praetorium again and called Jesus, and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?” 35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me; what have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingship is not of this world; if my kingship were of this world, my servants would fight, that I might not be handed over to the Jews; but my kingship is not from the world.” Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again, and told them, “I find no crime in him. But you have a custom that I should release one man for you at the Passover; will you have me release for you the King of the Jews?” They cried out again, “Not this man, but Barab′bas!” Now Barab′bas was a robber.
Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him.
I always feel kind of sorry for Pilate. I know he was in charge, and in a large part responsible for Jesus’ crucifixion, but it seems clear in this passage of the Bible, that he really didn’t want to have anything to do with Jesus’ punishment. Prior to this he sends Jesus away to Herod for punishment, but then Jesus is sent back to him again to deal with. He wants to just let him go, then he wants to just have Jesus flogged and then let him go, but alas the people keep demanding Jesus crucified. To add insult to injury, they let Barab’bas go, and actual bad guy.
The sorrowful mysteries are good for putting our own sorrows in perspective. No matter what is happening to you, however unfair it may seem, it comes nothing close to what Jesus experienced. He took humiliation, punishment, torture and death. If Jesus can do those out of love for you, perhaps you can rely on your love of Him for strength as you work your way through difficult times.
Thanks and God Bless,
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