Then the soldiers lead Jesus into the courtyard of the governor’s palace…and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on him…they struck his head with a reed, spat upon him, and knelt down in homage to him. After mocking him…they lead him out to crucify him.
– Mark 15: 16-20
Those of you who follow my other blog, Confessions From A Comfortable Couch, will know that I work the evening shift at my local convenience store a couple of nights a week to help with the household budget. These same people will also know that, on the Comfy Couch blog, I have written a number of lighthearted posts about the various thoughtless and foolish people I have encountered as a consequence. The “tone” of these posts has ranged from the caustic to the amused to the self-deprecating. My purpose in writing these posts was not to mock the people portrayed, but to express the frustration (as well as the humour) that arises through the experience of human foibles. Continue reading “Violence: A Reflection”