10 Apr 2020. Good Friday. Cycle A-2020. Is 52:13–53:12 + Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9 + Jn 18:1–19:42.

Pilate proposed, “At Gabbatha,
	Behold your king, Jesus Christ!” 
The Jews opposed, “To Golgotha,
	Behold no king, but Caesar!”
Pilate appeased, “Scourge instead!”
	Jews insisted, “To Golgotha!”
He had power to crucify
	And the power to release. 
Yet Pilate vacillated,
	“Gabbatha… or Golgotha…”
Verdict tried win-win, only to lose-lose. 
	In justice, one wins; the other loses. 
"Golgotha," Pilate judged; condemned as charged:
	“Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews!” VSS