Question from PD on 3/18/2008:
I have a question about Luke 23:9. Why did the Lord choose to remain silent when he stood before Herod?
Answer by Fr. John Echert on 3/19/2008:
The Lord knows the heart of everyone and Herod Antipas, who was absolutely vile and wicked, deserved no response from the Lord, unlike Pilate, who was less culpable, being a Roman pagan. Herod claimed to be a king of the Jews but the true King of the Jews would not so much as respond to his mockery. Some folks simply do not deserve the time of day, as they say.