Good Friday

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BIBLE READINGS:

  • Psalm 22

  • Matthew 27:27-50

Perhaps the most pervasive characteristic of contemporary Australian culture is contempt. People who threaten us, even people who merely disagree with us, are often dismissed outright and ridiculed as somehow subhuman. Our own culture of contempt resonates strongly with the treatment Jesus experienced as he hung on a Roman cross. How did the one person who never harboured a contemptuous thought in his heart respond to the contempt of the world?