In the end, it comes down to this. Everything here is wrong. Political gamesmanship disregards justice. Insult is added to injury. The mockery in the midst of it all is breathtaking. And then, the temptation, "If you come down, then we'll believe." That sounds very much like his temptation by Satan in the wilderness.
What happened to Barabbas and what happened to me is the same. Jesus stepped in for both of us! What enduring love not to opt out at any point in this tortuous ordeal!