Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Bible Focus Night

It was a stimulating night tonight at LivingRoom. We had a Bible Focus where one of our community's members read out a piece that he wrote about Jesus and Pilate. We went into "Pilate's mind". In the past, I didn't really relate to Pilate that much, but after tonight, having explored the dynamic between Jesus and Pilate, I feel that I can empathise with him.

Some of the thoughts that came up during the discussion:
  • Pilate's question: "what is truth?"
  • Pilate only had the power to give Jesus over to death because he was given the power...
  • Pilate was so weak and powerless....he was trying to find a way out, but he couldn't...
  • Pilate is the icon of the age...the 'whatever' mentality...being pushed around by others...
  • Pilate lacked conviction, he had no sense of what is right...
  • Pilate was not bold enough to stand up...
  • "If enough people say it's right, then it must be right"???

5 comments:

Kel said...

Sounds like you're really enjoying the livingroom community Kitty. They sure do interesting and creative things as a group.

I first got into Pilate's mind when watching Andrew Lloyd Webber's video production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Kitty Cheng said...

Jesus Christ Superstar? I've heard a lot about it but haven't got around to watching it, must get hold of the video!

Maryam said...

G'day Kitty,
One of the few assignments from my high school RE classes that I remember was having to write an essay on Pilate's perspective. I really enjoyed it, although the story I wrote has long been lost. I do remember I had him with an obsessive compulsive desire to wash his hands though *G*.

Please do give my love to the LivingRoom gang. Must have you bods over for dinner.

Kitty Cheng said...

LOL thinking of Pilate as an obsessive compulsive person who washed his hands? haha that's a thought!

I've sent your love to the LivingRoom mates already. Would be fun to go to your place for dinner :)

Maryam said...

Yeah, while I'm thinking about it - when's usually a good night for you? (Obviously not Wednesdays haha, errr... does LR still happen on Weds?) P.S. Have D and V moved yet?