There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”
The Lord Jesus uses these two events to admonish his listeners, then and now, to remember the brevity of human life. The business of every men should thus be repentance (vs. 5).
Worthy morning readings for the birthday of an unmistakably aging man.