The accusations against Jesus did not even rise in his mind to the level of being worthy of a response from him. God forbid that our prayers should ever fall into that category. Since the accusations amounted to nothing, he said nothing in response. He would not so lower himself. Pilate the presiding Roman governor marveled at such silence, a supernatural silence, in which was demonstrated the absolute absence of defensiveness. (Matthew 27, v.13,14) Pilate was so accustomed to people attempting to justify and defend themselves in his presence. Jesus knew he could count on His Father to do that in his behalf. The Father will do that on our behalf as well, which is a good thing to remember when we find ourselves becoming defensive, or when we are are tempted to justify ourselves in the face of the accusations that come our way. In our cases, however, because none of us is Jesus, some of those accusations are bound to be true.