The Little Known Drivers of Easter: We Know This Can’t Happen But…
Pilate and his centurion, Maximus, served together as young officer and legionary. A few months after Passover, and with Maximus retiring soon, Pilate arranges a dinner, at his palace by the coast, to introduce him to useful people. As they enjoy a drink together before the meal Maximus mentions the latest rumour in Jerusalem. Jesus’ disciples are claiming their rabbi rose from the dead. Thousands of Hebrews are now worshipping “The Risen Lord”.