Scripture

Luke In Lent - Luke 23:1-56

01/04/2019 9:35 am

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 23:1-56.

Three people recognise and declare Jesus’ innocence in this section: Pilate, the repentant thief and the centurion. Pilate declares Jesus to be not guilty three times but in a reversal of Peter’s denial and repentance Pilate sends an innocent man to his death.

Two figures emerge as disciples of Jesus. Simon of Cyrene responds to Jesus’ invitation to take up his cross and follow him. Joseph of Arimathea, a good and righteous man like Simeon, will receive the body of Jesus and lay him in the tomb.

All along the way women accompany Jesus. They mourn and lament as he carries the cross. They stand at a distance and watch his crucifixion. They prepare spices and ointments to anoint his body but have to wait until after the Sabbath to come to the tomb and do this.

'Reading Luke in Lent' is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Luke - covering the Gospel from start to finish - from Ash Wednesday to the first week of Easter.

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