Stations of the cross - the first station

stone relief image of pilate washing his hands

Pilate washes his hands of Jesus and the
crowd shouts; ‘Crucify him!’

All those who are despised and rejected because of their
race, colour, poverty, gender or disabilities are like Jesus.
We see no beauty in them and it is all too easy to wash our
hands of them.
Help us Lord to see the Christ in all your people; to
challenge our own prejudices and preferences and to
reach out to all who need our help. Amen.