Pilate judges unjustly because of his human respect
. Jesus is silent and
accepts the unjust judgement. He feels its injustice deeply in his heart, but says
not a word.
How difficult this is for me when I believe that I am right
. How I defend
myself when someone speaks an unjust word about me.
Teach me, Jesus, to be silent when I meet injustice
. I will bear it out of
love for you. I will not flare up but master myself. I will then think of the sentence
passed against you. And when I must speak against it, I will do so with love and
patience as you did. Mary, my mother, obtain for me this grace.