Hatred and injustice know no bounds. The human heart is desperately wicked, seeking its own will over that of God. No place is this truth more evident than in the treatment Jesus received at the hands of the Roman governor and the Jewish leaders leading up to His crucifixion. The path to the cross included torture, ridicule, injustice, hatred, and rejection. Jesus deserved none of this, of course. However, He endured it all in order to save us from our sins. By submitting to ridicule and rejection Jesus pursued our redemption.