"At that time some people who were present there told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices." (Lk 13:1)To understand this better, I googled the net.
According to biblestudyworkshop.com, the bearers of this message seemed to be telling Jesus that they were righteous, not wicked sinners like the slain Galileans.
A very sensitive topic indeed.
I suddenly remember the conversation I had with a friend a long time ago. It has left my memory for a while but here goes.
We love conversing, and then just suddenly she reminded me that we will all have the same destination in the end. But then sometimes, we are all guilty of hastening someone else's "final destination" by the words that we are using, especially, behind their backs.
Whenever we stab someone else's back even if we don't intend to, she continued, we still caused his/her death, crucifixion and suffering.
Whenever we say we don't care, anyway, that's his/her fault, indifference, she emphasized, on the other hand, is causing our own death, crucifixion and suffering.
"I-am-better-than-you", NO, no one is, because we are all in a journey together.
We crossed paths, for a purpose and reason.
Let us communicate life not death.
Because we are ONE, she concluded.