Everyone’s guilty: the ‘whole’ Sanhedrin, the ‘whole’ company of Roman soldiers, the whole multitude calling for Jesus to be crucified — the whole of humanity. All except Jesus: ‘what crime has he committed?’ And this of course is the answer to the question of why Jesus should be crucified — not that he deserves it, but that humanity needed a sinless substitute in order to escape the punishment we deserve for our sins. We are like Barabbas: murderous, sinful, clearly guilty. But because Jesus takes our place we are released. This is the King of the Jews whom the prophets foretold! That’s my King! Do you know him?
On that subject…
— On the subject of the pain which Jesus suffered, someone mentioned the film the Passion of the Christ, which (too?) vividly portrays that suffering. The clip showing this particular scene can be watched here, but be warned, it is brutal.
— More edifying as you meditate on the character of ‘the King of the Jews’ is this clip: