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As Easter has come upon us one more year, I have been pondering what to write. What to feature for a day ( Good Friday ) that was hardly good and rather more than a simple end to a bad week. 

In this time of confusion, unrest and violence - where good seems to being constantly overshadowed by evil - I wondered how the story would sound if it was seen through the allegory of a modern musical band. I mean no disrespect and I hope that my story is read with that in mind. 

It was hardly a good Friday. In fact, it was a rather unpleasant day if we are to be honest. 

Sometimes, bad weeks just get worse, don't they?  As far as Jesus was concerned, he had been let down by one of his best mates and, when interviewed by police, another close friend said " I don't know nuffink. " 

The Band, known as Jesus and the Disciples, were a big hit 2000 years ago. They played gigs at local venues, spreading messages of love, hope, and unity through their music. Jesus, the charismatic lead singer, had a voice that could soothe even the most troubled souls, and his lyrics touched the hearts of all who listened.

It was a terrible end to what had been a bad week for the band. 

So how did the band get to this place? 

Well it all started a few years before.

Jesus, a talented singer-songwriter with a passion for spreading positivity through music, moved to town seeking inspiration for his art.


Jesus first recruited his closest friends, Peter and John, to join him. Peter, known for his energetic personality and skillful guitar playing, became the lead guitarist of the band. John, with his soulful voice and knack for songwriting, took on the role of rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist.

12 disciples list:

  1. Peter
  2. James
  3. John
  4. Andrew
  5. Bartholomew or Nathanael
  6. James, the Lesser or Younger
  7. Judas
  8. Jude or Thaddeus
  9. Matthew or Levi
  10. Philip
  11. Simon the Zealot
  12. Thomas

 Peter was a typical Galilean. Among the twelve, Peter was the leader. He stands out as a spokesman for all the twelve Apostles. 

James was more of the quiet fellow, content to march to the beat and always lend his support as a backup singer. 

John was a man of action; he was the one that crashed the guitars on the stage. In fact, he was known by his fans as " Thunder. " 

Andrew was the public relations guy. Always on hand to sort the music out when someone hit the wrong note or chord. 

Bartholomew was a background singer, always on stage but never under the spotlight. 

James,a really nice guy, sang along and patted everyone on the back for a job well done. He was the chap who always told you " well done " and you never really understood what it was that you did right. 

And then there is Judas. As the bookeeper for the band, he had a lot of clout. And Jesus trusted him to do the right thing. 

Poor old mate Jude. A real background singer if ever there was one. By character he was an intense and passionate Nationalist, 

Matthew was a member of the establishment. Matthew was unlike the other Apostles, who were mostly fishermen. He could use a pen. He was the media manager. 

Who could forget Philip? The ideologist of the band?  Philip was a man with a warm heart and a pessimistic head. He was one who would very much like to do something for others, but who did not see how it could be done. 

Simon was a real proud Nationalist. 

And then we have Thomas. Thomas became known as Doubting Thomas.By nature, he was a pessimist.


The Band off to one of their first gigs. 


One fateful night, as Jesus and the band were performing at a packed venue, Judas struck a deal with the rival band managers. In exchange for a hefty sum of money, he agreed to hand over Jesus to them after the show.

As Jesus poured his heart out on stage, singing songs of love and forgiveness, Judas discreetly signaled the venue security. When the final notes of the last song faded away, chaos erupted as the security team, led by Judas, stormed the stage and apprehended Jesus.

The crowd gasped in disbelief as Jesus was dragged away, surrounded by flashing lights and shouting voices. The rest of the band, stunned and bewildered, could only watch helplessly as their beloved frontman was taken into custody.

The authorities wasted no time in putting Jesus on trial. Despite the band's pleas for his innocence, he was condemned to death by crucifixion. The news sent shockwaves through the music community, with fans and fellow musicians alike mourning the loss of such a beloved figure.

On the day of the crucifixion, Jesus and the 12 Disciples stood together one last time, united in their grief and disbelief. As Jesus hung on the cross, singing a haunting melody of forgiveness and redemption, his bandmates wept at the injustice of it all.

But even in his final moments, Jesus's message of love and unity prevailed. His sacrifice inspired countless others to carry on his legacy, spreading hope and kindness through their own music. His body was put in a crypt over which a giant rock was rolled. 

Mere days later, Jesus created waves throughout the land as he reappeared in what has to be the biggest comeback in history. The rock had rolled back and he walked out, alive and well.

Though Jesus and the 12 Disciples would never perform together again, their music lived on, touching the hearts of generations to come. 

How did the 12 disciples die?

  1. Andrew = Crucified on an X-shaped cross
  2. Bartholomew or Nathanael = Flayed alive with knives
  3. James the elder = First apostle martyred
  4. James the lesser = Sawn in pieces
  5. John = Died of natural causes on the isle of Patmos
  6. Judas Iscariot = Hanged himself
  7. Jude or Thaddeus = Killed with arrows
  8. Matthew or Levi = Martyred in Ethiopia
  9. Peter = Crucified upside-down on a cross
  10. Philip = Died by hanging
  11. Simon the Zealot = Died a martyrs death
  12. Thomas = Killed with a spear

In recent times new music has crept into the spotlight. Groups such as Judas and the Betrayers are now topping the charts, along with Satan and the Deceivers..................................... 

 Many believe that it is time for Jesus to come back in what would be the biggest Revival tour in the history of the world. I for one feel it cannot come a moment too soon. 

It's time to get the band back together. 

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