Apparently the bookies will be open today, for the first time on a Good Friday. I guess if soldiers can gamble for his clothes whilst Jesus is dying on the cross a few yards away, we shouldn't be surprised. Gambling is, after all, addictive. Jesus came to set us free from things like that, but sometimes slavery seems more appealing. Or perhaps it has such a grip on us that only a power strong enough to raise the dead could break it.
look with mercy on this your world
for which our Lord Jesus Christ
was content to be betrayed
and given up into the hands of wicked men
and to suffer death upon the cross;
who is alive and glorified with you and the Holy Spirit
one God, now and for ever. Amen.