Crucifixion sites in ancient Rome were positioned prominently to serve as a potent form of propaganda, showcasing Rome’s power and the fate of those who resisted. The people of that time became accustomed to the sight of dying men on crosses as they went about their daily lives. In their view, a genuine Messiah wouldn’t be crucified, and He would have saved Himself first to save others. Paradoxically, Jesus became the world’s Saviour precisely because He didn’t save Himself. The crowd’s turning against Jesus illustrates the sway of religious leaders and authorities. This reminds us of the same risk in our lives, with various leaders vying for our loyalty. The question remains: Is our allegiance to Jesus above all else?