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There are a number of minor characters who appear in the Passion narratives in all four gospels. They seldom get much attention. So this Lent I want to try to see these invisible people of the Passion and imagine events through their eyes.
Then one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. But Jesus said, ‘No more of this!’ and he touche his ear and healed him. (Luke 22:50,51)
My name is Malchus. I am the slave of the high priest Caiaphas, one of the most powerful Jews in Jerusalem. I watch out for things that affect my master’s business. I go places he cannot go. I pay attention to the things my master is not able to see.
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