Part Two of the Passion begins with the trial of Jesus, followed by Peter’s denial, and Judas’s repentance. We see the crowd scene in which Pilate offers the choice of who should be released according to the custom, with the chief priests stirring the multitude to choose Barrabas and not Jesus. Repeatedly, the crown bays for Jesus to be crucified. He is therefore delivered to the soldiers.
Bach – Matthew Passion – section 4 (45mins)
Rutter – The gift of charity
The second piece I have chosen for today sets words by Selwyn Image based on 1 Corinthians 13:
Though I might prophesy in tongues
Both earthly and divine,
If love were not their very root
I could not call them thine.
Music is by the very popular contemporary composer, John Rutter, and captures something of the simplicity and depth of God’s love for all of us.