Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 8 September 2013: The Kirking of the Council
Texts: John 18.28-19.16a (NRSV)
A politician’s dilemma
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.
You might think that today’s readings are more appropriate for Good Friday than for the Kirking of the Council. But whenever I read or hear the sequence of stories in the Gospels about the last days of Christ’s life, I’m always struck by how public the events are. Today we’ve read of the encounter of Jesus with the most powerful government on earth at the time.