Thought Adjuster: “Precious energy that could find much better outlets is squandered in conflicts. Just as an innocent defendant can go broke putting up a defense, many of you devote much energy to refuting wrongful allegations made against them.
Putting Jesus on trial was an unjustifiable abomination. He was innocent of all the charges concocted against Him by accusers whose objective was to wipe His noble personality off the Earth's face—a planet in dire need of a gamechanger that would bring peace and manifest goodwill among men. It is no wonder that His outstanding personality had become an eyesore to those who pursued iniquitous agendas at the expense of the collective welfare.
Those who, like Jesus, mature in Godlikeness, simultaneously graduate in Goodness. Their soul becomes the pure filter through which they view others—a reflective pond of their sunny side. Individuals who live by the Golden Rule cannot comprehend the level of the iniquity of which others are capable. Their kind nature makes it impossible for them to conceive and perpetrate such abominations.
Jesus well understood that there was no point to defend Himself. His ruthless accusers premeditated His demise—both a crime against Him and humanity at large since they deprived humankind of the physical presence of His outstanding spiritual leadership.
At times, disparaging allegations are made against your character. Amid a life and death situation, Jesus refused to plead His case when brought before His accusers. He well knew that nothing He could say would change their mind, as their intent was never about ascertaining the truth but to issue His death sentence. For a lack of legitimate claims, they manufactured wrongful ones.
As the saying goes, “A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client.” In the end, Jesus was fully exonerated by the Father Himself—the One who had been a Character Witness at His baptism: “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” What mattered most to Jesus was to be in good standing with His Father.”