“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do” (Matthew 9:12).
“Blood that but one drop of/ has the worth to win/all the world forgiveness/of its world of sin” (Gerard Manley Hopkins, after St Thomas Aquinas).
It is a great disgrace that one of the most important verses in the Passion narrative has been distorted into a statement of hate such that to even quote it is considered hate speech.
Unless we accept Christ’s self-offering, we have no place in His kingdom (Jn 13:8). Pilate, by professing his innocence, proclaims his own guilt. The people, by accepting the guilt for Christ’s death, and accepting His blood, are actually accepting their own redemption.