1 April, 2018, 12:00 am
FATHER Kevin Barr’s piece ‘Real reason’ for Jesus death (FT 30/3) makes me wonder how many Christians in today’s world are guided by his personal example?
Fr Barr’s illuminating article informs us that historical Jesus was crucified because he questioned and challenged the inequality and injustice inherent in the existing societal order.
The beneficiaries of that order, the religious and political elites and the wealthy merchants — the establishment —saw him as a dangerous threat and decided to get rid of him.
How many Christians today question the status quo and seek to change it the way Jesus did?