Matthew 26.14-27.66

Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow [1].Who are those who pass by the passion of Christ?  Matthew tells us about people who are involved, not about passers-by.  Our attention is drawn to the central figures and to those who have their moment of significance: Jesus, Peter, the faithful women, Judas, the high priest, Pilate, the thieves, the centurion and his soldiers, Joseph of Arimathaea and others.  His friends left Jesus...