Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Evangeliad (27:30-32)

Section 27:30-32 (corresponding to Luke 13:1-2)

Then people with news approached and they said,
That some Galileans had ended up dead
When Pilate the governor had them all slain,
Their blood on the sacrifice-altar stained.

The crowd reacted with shock and dismay,
Alarmed that evil could triumph this way,
And wondering why such men could have died
Had the God of Israel been on their side.

"Do you think these victims' sins had surpassed
Those of their neighbors and friends?" Jesus asked,
"And therefore, due to the sins they had done,
This terrible fate upon them has come?