When we remember Jesus this week, we realize that He is well acquainted with injustice and suffering. He is not standing far off, unconcerned or indifferent to our pain. He did not rest comfortable in privilege, confident that the system would work out for his advantage, or relying on his own power to protect himself. As we are reminded in Philippians 2:6-8,
[He] did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!
As you think about the crucifixion this week, are the injustices that Jesus suffered still relevant today? What does the fact that Jesus allowed himself to be the victim of injustice mean for our faith and our lives?