People do all kinds of things that to many people seem crazy. They climb mountains risking frost bite and avalanches. They dive into the deepest parts of the ocean risking attack by predators and decompression sickness. They soar into the sky at intensely high speeds and risk mechanical/vehicle failure. Why would anyone do this? The more fascinating thing is why don't more people attempt things like this? Its just the few that do these things. Apart from opportunity, perhaps the greatest determining factor is commitment. Not that anyone is lacking commitment, but that most are committed to something less than the highest highs, the lowest lows, the fastest speeds, the greatest things. Because we have a lower commitment and are committed to achieving that, we begin to arrange our world in such a way that we can reach our own commitments. Christ was committed to a high goal, and he calls us to be similarly committed to something, Someone, that is so great most of us can't imagine it!
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28 Then they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the governor's headquarters. It was early morning. They themselves did not enter the governor's headquarters, so that they would not be defiled, but could eat the Passover. 29 So Pilate went outside to them and said, “What accusation do you bring against this man?” 30 They answered him, “If this man were not doing evil, we would not have delivered him over to you.” 31 Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.” The Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death.” 32 This was to fulfill the word that Jesus had spoken to show by what kind of death he was going to die.
33 So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?” 35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?” 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” 37 Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” 38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”
After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him. (ESV)