“He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself.”
Matthew 27:42 (NIV)
Have you ever been in a situation where you have said something that did not come out right? Saying things we do not mean are often referred to as Bloopers. I believe that the term Bloopers is used throughout the English speaking world.
One of the triggers for us to say something funny or inappropriate is strong emotion. We may be extremely nervous, or upset, or angry about something and words come out before we think of what we are saying.
The context of our verse for today is Calvary, and it is the day Jesus was crucified. The emotional reactions of the people around the cross ranged from apathy to rage. The Roman soldiers were uninterested in what was happening to Jesus. They had brought their hammer and nails, the prisoner had been crucified, now they had to sit and wait until all three men died before they could return home.