Thought of the Day March 26 2024 Lent: the Via Crucis

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 The decision has been finalized, Jesus, though innocent, was condemned to death by crucifixion. Mob rule won over truth and rationality. Weakened from lack of food or drink from the night before, from a sleepless night, from scourging and crowning with thorns, now Jesus is forced to carry the cross of execution to the place outside the walls. Each step was painful under the weight of the cross. No wonder he fell three times on the journey. The crowd that shouted, "Crucify him" continued to line the narrow streets, shouting mockery upon mockery, even though he was going to give his life for their salvation. The only relief or comfort he experienced was from the silent meeting with his mother, Mary, after his fall, from a woman that wiped his faced from the sweat and blood, and from a stranger who was forced to help carry his cross. Otherwise, he was alone in his sufferings for our sakes.  What character would we have been in the passion narrative? 

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