"What is truth?", Pilate asks Jesus.
This line has always bothered me as it's just left out there with no answer.
Was he mocking Jesus? Or really looking for an answer? Did Jesus respond? Did Pilate just walk away after asking it? Was it rhetorical? And why did John feel compelled to include that line in his Gospel?
Personally, I always assumed it was part rhetorical/part mocking.
Just like I always assumed Pilate wrote Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews on the sign above our Lord purely to mock the High Priests.
But this Triduum, I wondered if the two weren't related.
What if Pilate really was seeking the truth? What if during that short window of time, Pilate realized that the Truth was Christ? And that He was not only the King of the Jews, but the King of Kings?
A long shot, perhaps. But one can hope.
Here's hoping this Easter brings more people closer to Jesus - the Way, the Truth, and the Life. And special prayers for those that have left the church ... may the Risen Christ bring them back for good.
A very Happy and Blessed Easter to you and your families.