This painting is by the Swiss painter Antonio Ciseri ( 1821-1891). He painted this piece about Jesus, the crowd and Pilate in 1871. Listen to the crowd, not in the painting, shout so that Jesus and Pilate can hear them.
Force us O God, to stand up for Jesus,
Help us not to yell ” Crucify Him crucify Him. “
We cannot wipe our hands like Pilate.
If we cannot support Jesus at his trial,
Then we cannot support the people on the margins.
The disabled, the poor, the homeless, the refugee.
Jesus stands/stood with all of them,
And he showed his love, and died for all of them.
All those sinners, like us, have been covered,
By the love of Jesus.
Soaring like Vultures lifted up by unseen Hands Trust, silent enters my fears Monica Pieper Landoni 2021