From my Twitter account this morning:
Today celebrates the death of man who campaigned for economic justice for the poor, the forgiveness of their oppressive debts, and for monetary reform. The real question for today is why has that been forgotten?
— Richard Murphy (@RichardJMurphy) April 2, 2021
Theologically these claims are easy to justify. Any alternative interpretations to them are harder to justify.
Jesus was an economic reform campaigner. He died four days after he overturned the tables of the money changers in the Temple.
Today is the only UK national holiday to mark the death - and the violent death at that - of a person dedicated to economic reform. But this is almost never mentioned.
Why is that?