Barabbas

Deze twee alinea’s, geschreven door Frederick Buechner in zijn boek Peculiar Treasures, weten mij, na meer dan twintig jaar, nog steeds te raken:

barabbas1Pilate told the people they could choose to spare the life of either a murderer named Barabbas or Jesus of Nazareth, and they chose Barabbas.
Given the same choice, Jesus, of course, would have chosen to spare Barabbas too.
To understand the reason in each case would be to understand much of what the New Testament means by saying that Jesus is the Saviour, and much of what it means too by saying that, by and large, people are in bad need of being saved.

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