The Heroes and Villains of Easter

Easter 2010 has arrived and for many it’s a great opportunity to kick back and relax with family and friends. For others it’s a time to get a big DIY project sorted. The smell of fresh paint is sure to fill a lot of houses in the coming days.

For many of us Easter still connects us to the gospel story as we remember the first Easter around two thousand years ago. On Good Friday we remember and reflect on the trials and crucifixion of Jesus. Sunday brings celebration as we focus on the resurrection and the incredible meaning that comes from it.

My regular Wednesday morning guest on 98.5 Sonshine FM is Ross Clifford who is the Principal of Morling College in New South Wales and Vice President elect of the Baptist World Alliance. Each week we chat about a range of issues relating to spirituality and belief.

This week we looked at Easter’s supporting cast. Who are the unsung heroes and villains of the Easter story?

There’s a cousin of Jesus, Herod, Barabus, Pilate, Joseph of Arimathea and even a guy who goes running naked through the Garden of Gethsemane. Each of these ‘players’ are included in the story for a reason. We asked about who we might identify with from those featured in the original Easter story.

Listen to what Ross had to say by clicking the play button on the audio player at the bottom of this post.


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