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  • GFFM

    The larger lesson here is that sacramental gestures such as crossing oneself, genuflecting, kneeling, help to transform the interior disposition of the believer to receive God's word–which does, in fact, support the need for ritual that is beautiful and reverent and not trendy and distracting.

  • Jorge

    > No doubt Pilate got some relief from washing his hands afterwards but, had he done so before, he would
    > have been more comfortable in the first place about handing over this renegade Jew.

    I think Quentin de la Bedoyere got this backwards. If I understood Pilate’s attitude, he new he was doing something wrong; he was sending to death a just and innocent man. Pilate was a coward, betraying justice to placate a mob.

    If Pilate had harsher moral judgments, than presumably he would be LESS likely to commit the injustice he did.

    By the way, this study gives one more reason for us to be externally clean.