We encounter the character of Pilate, the Governor of Judaea, as we hear his questions for Jesus and conversation with the crowd. Words turn into demands and Pilate senses a riot is near, so he gives into the crowd’s cries to crucify Jesus. Pilate literally washes his hands in front of the crowd to signify his attempt to deny responsibility for Jesus’ death. In the season of Lent, what are we attempting to wash our hands of?