"barabbas" gregory a. milinovich mixed media collage (acrylic paint, gesso, found and vintage papers, markers, crayon, glue) on stretched canvas february 2013 this week for our evening lenten series at church we talked about the figure of barabbas, particularly examining the account of him in matthew. there we see a very clear choice being presented between jesus barabbas and Jesus the Christ. while to us who may have had a bit too heavy a dose of mel gibson, we may picture this choice as one between the wonderful Jesus the Christ, and the scandalous, rough, loser known as barabbas. it's not that simple. matthew wants us to see that the choice is not about a political guy vs. a spiritual guy. it's not about external stuff vs. internal stuff. it's not any of that. matthew is showing us that it is a choice between a revolutionary who would change far too little, and one who would change everything. perhaps the most obviou
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