The Passion story is many things: it’s violent, it’s heartbreaking, it’s human and messy, it’s significant, but it’s not pretty. And, it can be hard to hold our face up to those things in our world that are ugly. Things we’d rather not see. I don’t know about you, but I wish this chapter in the Easter story went differently. And, that’s something I struggle with every year. Both because Jesus’ condemnation, torture and execution happened – a series of an unjust and violent acts – and because of the theologies I’ve come across where people have tried to explain away any discomfort we might have on Good Friday.