Thought of the Day March 22, 2024 Lent: he was scourged for our sins

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 The passion of Jesus intensified when he was scourged by the Roman Soldiers. They took delight in tearing into the body of their prisoners. More so for Jesus. He was accused as a king and insurrectionist. The more Jesus remained silent, the more they were determined to break his spirit and his body. They showed no mercy to their prisoner. He bore our sins upon him, especially the sins of the flesh. He gave his body up to torture, so that we may be freed and healed.  Isaiah prophesied many centuries before: "He bore the punishment that makes us whole, by his wounds we were healed." (Isaiah 53:5) Lord, how can I respond to your substitution for me? I can't, except to choose not to sin again in the flesh. Lord, have mercy.

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