John 19:31-37 NRSVue

31Since it was the day of Preparation, the Jews did not want the bodies left on the cross during the Sabbath, especially because that Sabbath was a day of great solemnity. So they asked Pilate to have the legs of the crucified men broken and the bodies removed. 32Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who had been crucified with him. 33But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34Instead, one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out. 35(He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth, so that you also may continue to believe.) 36These things occurred so that the scripture might be fulfilled, “None of his bones shall be broken.” 37And again another passage of scripture says, “They will look on the one whom they have pierced.”

Some thoughts on this scripture

Езуса засмучае, што людзі ўспрымаюць забарону забойства занадта літаральна або абмежавана. Ён хоча, каб запаведзь «Не забівай» уключала ў сябе кожны від псіхалагічнага або вербальнага здзеку над іншым чалавекам. Жыццё павінна засноўвацца на адносінах, поўных супакою і гармоніі. Адсюль узнікае неабходнасць паяднання, калі сувязі разарваныя. Ці мне трэба памірыцца з кім-небудзь сёння? Я хачу пакінуць свой «дар» (якім бы ён ні быў) перад ахвярнікам і шукаць спачатку паяднання з маім пакрыўджаным братам або сястрой?