After twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on him. And they began saluting him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” (Mark 15:17-18)
The cross is getting heavier, the gaps between falling are shorter. Now as Jesus falls for the third time, imagine him landing on the ground and looking up at a Mediterranean blue sky.
Here, around our cathedral, rather than seeing through a crown of thorns, as we look up we see holly prickles, reminders of Christmas, as at Christmas, holly is a reminder of Good Friday.
Spend a minute reconnecting with the Jesus of Christmas, the wonder at God incarnate, the softening of our faces as we look at a baby.
- Allow the words of a carol to come to mind.
- What does that bring into this journey to the cross?