Through chapters 1, 2 & 3 Luke weaves a golden tapestry into the narrative like a string of pearls about Jesus the saviour, redeemer or ransomer. This is not just true in Luke’s gospel but all though history we have fictional and factual stories of ransoms being demanded, refused and paid. From Frank Sinatra’s son to Aldo Moro, from John Paul Getty the third to Walter Kwok Ping-sheung; story after story, ransom and ransom, confronting us with the inherent value of life especially a son or daughter’s life.