|Attention to detail. Photograph from Facebook|
When I see these celebrations that literally have one person playing Jesus strapped up to the cross, about the only question I have is whether he was just bound with rope? Or did he allow himself to have nails driven through his hands.
THE REAL HARD-CORE celebrations take it to the extreme. “Jesus” could literally die again on that cross, if people aren’t careful. That’s devotion!
But what should we think of a school in Brazil that went so far as to have its children re-enact the crucifixion, with someone using his Facebook account to post pictures?
The Daily Mail newspaper in England reports that some people are opposed to the idea of an execution being brought to life. Others seem to think it’s too adult an image for children to be exposed to.
Then, there are those who want to rant about Catholics.
BUT LIKE I already wrote, I’m used to the image. It cropped up in Spanish-speaking enclaves Friday across the country. It also is something that is way too common this time of year in Spanish-speaking countries.
I still recall a story out of Mexico a few years ago about a tavern argument that turned into a bloody brawl. The man who had played Jesus in past years was quarrelling with the man who played Judas.
When others in the tavern figured that out, they ganged up on Judas and beat him senseless. When the police arrived, Judas got arrested – even though it seemed Jesus provoked the quarrel.
What is a few kids re-enacting such a scene, by comparison?