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Lenten Poems – Persecution (17)

'The Judgment of the Sanhedrin: He is Guilty!' by Nikolai Ge, public domain

‘The Judgment of the Sanhedrin: He is Guilty!’ by Nikolai Ge, public domain

I knew that Jesus was persecuted, but spending more time in John’s gospel as I write these poems brings home the thread of attack and bitterness coming from the chief priests and teachers of the law. Have you experienced this sense of being defensive and on edge when your authority is questioned?

Persecution

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