During Holy Week, let’s not forget this. Jesus of Nazareth was not a Christian. He was an observant Jew from the moment he was born until the moment he died. This inconvenient fact might be a shock to some “Christian” Anti-Semites like the murderer Frazier Glenn Miller in Kansas. By his logic, a Christian would be the one crucifying Jesus right along with the Romans.
“When God became human, healing humanity through his experience as a person who was wounded and hurt in many ways, God did not become a generic human being, a Roman, a Greek, or even an elite Judean Jew. He became a marginal, Galilean Jew, a village craftsman living with his family and neighbors in a village situated on the periphery of the political, intellectual, and religious powers of the world”–Fr. Virgilio Elizondo
Lord, have mercy on us all.