main point –
a few points … that the romans (soldiers) were involved in Jesus’ arrest … that Jesus is God (my version has him saying “I AM” instead of “I am he”) … that though Jesus was betrayed, he went willingly.
new light –
I hadn’t remembered that Jesus said “I AM” or that this caused the soldiers to fall down.
the Jesus in this passage does seem like the Jesus I’ve come to know … brave, self-sacrificing, concerned about the welfare of others.
this reminds me that there are things more important than physical survival.
no problems, really … though the story-line is disturbing because Jesus’ friend betrayed him.