Jesus and the scapegoat

March 31, 2019

We live in an age of 'public shaming', 'exposing' and of course showing our good character through a process called 'virtue signalling'. Our world seems awash in anger, division, and hostility - not only on the political front, but on a personal level as well. On Sunday we reflect on a story from the 8th Chapter of John's Gospel challenging the current anger and vitriol that we find all over the place but especially on social media. In contrast to the current mood, this passage presents a world predicated not upon violence, not upon hatred of the other, but upon compassion, forgiveness and non-violence.