Holy Monday 6th April

The soldier seems to be hauling Jesus to his feet. He is grasping Jesus’ clothes and trying to pull him up. Jesus, even though having fallen because of the weight of the cross, paradoxically, seems to be hanging on to the cross. It is almost as if the cross has become his only support. The soldier is focussed on getting a tiresome job done. Jesus is clinging to the one thing he has to do; it is the cross that is his death and our life. It is all Jesus can do in his suffering to concentrate just on the cross and say to himself, ‘I have to do this.’

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: