“MUST WE GO ALL THE WAY?” (Jn 18:1-19:42): 21 March 2008 (Good Friday)

“MUST WE GO ALL THE WAY?” (Jn 18:1-19:42):  21 March 2008 (Good Friday)

Today’s Readings

There is a little-known but beautiful song from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Jesus Christ Superstar.”  The song is found near the end of the play:  Jesus has just been taken to Herod, and as he is being led away back to Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter appear out of nowhere to sing this song to him.  The song expresses the disciples’ bewilderment at the unexpected turn of events.  Things weren’t supposed to go wrong!  And together with the other followers of Jesus, they express a plea to him:  Let’s start over!