Why, Why, Why??? If I had been there, I would have sobbed "Why". But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
Now he'll never reach all the people he hoped would be touched by his work! The "political" people never understood his vision and they were always trying to hush him, hide his work from the public. His mission is incomplete. And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
(photo via Flickr member lucy in london)