The Jews? At first just noises off casting stones
At their Messiah…yes I know he never claimed to Be but alter that and change sedition to blasphemy.
We need a Gentile Jesus, meek and mild- at least
While Rome’s still got Masada fresh in mind.
Pilate? I know…best make him a just man.
No, better, almost kind and have the Jews accept Willingly the collective guilt of Deicide.
Invent some custom; no-one will check.
I know our emphasis is re-arranged
But our purpose is conversion.
No harm in that.
Kevin Patrick McCann
Illustration Nick Victor