Whose Side Are You On? – Those Who Witnessed the Passion
– by Carlos Mantica
VIII. Those Who Take Advantage of the Situation
Next to them, you can bet there’s going to be the group of those who take advantage of the situation. By the cross, it is the soldiers who take advantage of their own position and authority in order to gamble over Jesus’ tunic and distribute the cloak among them.
The cloak was distributed by cutting it, that is, dividing it into pieces, as some authorities do with things that are not theirs and that are not very valuable. But the tunic was a fine item. It was the seamless, one-piece tunic, which had no doubt been woven by Mary. It was his mother’s gift. They don’t divide something as valuable as that but gamble over it to see who’s lucky enough to get it.
Carlos Mantica is a founder of The City of God community (La Cuidad de Dios) in Managua, Nicaragua, and a founding leader of the Sword of the Spirit. He served as president of the Sword of the Spirit between 1991 and 1995. Adapted from the book, From Egghead to Birdhood (hatch or rot as a Christian), © copyright 2001 Carlos Mantica.