Easter- The Characters in the Story Barabbas
Responses are from a liturgy used on Iona- Wildgoose Publications
Where Christ Walks We will follow
Where Christ stumbles We will stop
Where Christ cries We will listen
Where Christ suffers We will hurt
When Christ dies We will bow our heads in Sorrow
When Christ rises again in glory We will share his endless joy.
I’m Barabbas, a revolutionary against Rome. Somehow I’ve found myself free and Jesus of Nazareth is to be hung. Now, I don’t know much about him, but I know he’s never killed anyone. Quite the reverse! From what I’ve been told he actually went around healing people. Strange then he is going to the cross, and not me, don’t you think?
Prayer Heavenly Lord, Barabbas led a life of crime and hatred. Help us to love our enemies as Jesus did, and pray for them even when they hurt us. Amen