News headlines increasingly shock us. With seeming regularity, stories appear about a rogue gunman, accidental death due to medical negligence or a reckless driver, corruption in the media and in politics and corporate greed.

People are never as good as they appear to be, or even want to be. It may only take one decision by an individual or by a government or organisation to fling us or an entire society into the next headline.

The Easter story tells the news-story of a nation with evil leaders who thought only of themselves and of individuals who acted selfishly and brutally. What is more, it raises questions about whether there is some degree of evil in all of us.