Jesus is Crucified


10-Station By Lynne Kiefer Kobylecky, Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey

And they crucified him.

Mark 15:24

Overwhelmed with sorrow in Gethsemane, arrested like a common criminal, accused falsely in court, denied by His best friends, chosen for death by a crowd of His own people, sentenced by an immoral pagan, mocked and spit on by Roman soldiers, crowned with thorns, beaten brutally, depleted by the laborious and staggering walk to Golgotha, Jesus finally laid down on his soon-to-be bier—two splintered beams of roughly hewn wood. Those tasked with His death offered Him a homeopathic narcotic, but He refused.

And they crucified him.

Four words in English, three in the original Greek. Such punctuated words for such a monumental event — the kind of event that needs to be slowed down in order to be seen.

Right arm stretched out and tied down. Left arm stretched out and tied down.

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