Taste and See: Fear and Trembling


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The faithful Son of God is hunted down, betrayed, traduced, and condemned to an agonising death. God in flesh experiences something of the worst that human beings can experience and does it for us.

Mark’s Gospel regularly shows a liking for irony. It is evident even here: the Son of God is condemned to death, and Barabbas (a name which in Aramaic is evocative of the phrase ‘Son of the Father’) is set free.  The ‘joke’ hurts…

Detail of crucifix. Church of St Nicholas, Boldmere. (c) 2015, Allen Morris.

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