The Life and Death of Christ
St Paul says: “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23). Yet the Church witnesses to one man through whose life – and death – the divine glory shone with unmatched brightness. Raised in HaGalil (“the district”) by the Lake of Genesaret, far from public attention, Jesus would live out his own radical, itinerant interpretation of Jewish identity, forming a company of disciples to gather in all of Israel, healing the sick and preaching the imminent arrival of the “Kingdom of God”. He was still a young Rabbi when he was arrested during the preparations for Pesach, tried on trumped up charges and condemned to an agonising death.