Rejected by the People

Rejection is something which all of us experience at some point and Jesus was no different. Rejection is a common emotional and spiritual problem and the cause of a lot of suffering in our contemporary culture. Essentially, rejection is the feeling of being unwanted, unworthy, not really belonging, somehow being excluded.  With rejection, there go many other things, loneliness, misery, self‑pity, often even more terrible things like despair and suicide, but they all spring from that bitter root of rejection. In our series on The Ultimate Question we are considering the people at the foot of the cross when Jesus was crucified. This week we will look at the crowd that rejected Jesus. "Crucify Him!" they shouted. Why was there so much animosity towards this man that they rejected him?