Last year, the son and I stood by the road and watched a re-enactment of the Twelve Stations of the Cross.
Unfamiliar with the stories of Jesus Christ, he was full of questions, most of which I was happy to answer.
It was when the flogging began that the questions became more complex. “Why is the bad man hitting Jesus?” “If Jesus is a God, he must be very powerful. Why doesn’t he hit back?”
I tried answering, but unsuccessfully.
How do you explain to a kid that it is the Good who are singled out for the most punishment?