Who Killed Jesus?

I did, with my own sins.

TEMENOS CATHOLIC WORKER

March 29 “Who Killed Jesus” Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 15:1-47

Who killed Jesus? That is the question that is raised, and many of have used the answer to persecute the Jews. But the reality is the imperial system of Rome which forced Pilate into cooperation with Caiaphas who entered into am alliance to sacrifice innocent lives to maintain its rule. The historical imperial system and its thirst for power was the historical reason for Jesus being crucified.

Today it is the imperial system that continues to crucify Jesus–to maintain the status quo of the capitalist form of an economy that keeps people in poverty, the country at war, and people going hungry without housing and health care–all of us have blood on our hands:

1. 1 in 4 people go hungry in San Francisco alone–other places more–people hang outside our nice restaurants and we walk by, smiling, laughing–and let them starve;

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