“[i]f you look at the current economic crises you see a modern day reflection of a poor Bethlehem carpenter paying for the sins of the human race in that it is the poor of this world who have suffered most because of the greed and excess of bankers and their financial adviser friends. Just as Jesus had to pay for the less than perfect creations of his father the poor have had to pay for the less than perfect political and economic system created by our masters and peers”.
In this article Giles seeks to argue that the sacrificial understanding of Jesus’ death should be resisted. Instead, Giles suggests, Jesus’ death should be seen as God’s statement that he is on the side of those that suffer and are marginalised.
This reflection could be seen in conjunction with an earlier quote.