PETER DAY: “Crucify him! Crucify him”

This  Good Friday there will be two Passion ‘plays’ proclaimed throughout the world: The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John, and The Passion of Our Lauded Cricket Captain According to Us.

One just hopes that the baying mob doesn’t do to our  captain what it did to the young Jewish carpenter.

Mr Smith has made a terrible mistake and must accept the consequences of his actions, but let us not crucify him.

Indeed, hopefully this second Passion ‘play’ will also have a good ending: the redemption of an inherently decent young man from a dark place.

Peter Day is a former backyard cricketer and priest from the archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.

 

 

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John Laurence Menadue is the publisher of Pearls & Irritations. He has had a distinguished career both in the private sector and in the Public Service.

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