Golgota In The Odyssey

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Pilate, finding no fault, desired to set Jesus free, but the Jews called out to crucify Him. To pacify the Jews, he released Barabbas unto them and gave them Jesus to be crucified. See Luke 23:6-12. Mark 15:21-22 “And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross. And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull." Luke 23:27-31 “And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. Then…show more content…
Reaching into the depth of maternal love in her heart for her son, helpless, hopeless, weak, grieving and in turmoil among those passing by on the road, who were uncaring, reviling, and mocking her son (Matthew 27:39-44; Mark 15:31; Luke 23:36,37,39). Only through the power of God uplifting and sustaining her could Mary have remained there, and yes, she knew, her son was the Son of God and Saviour. Yes, she saw the crowd that came to make a spectacle of her Son. Ringing in her ears were the shouts of the crowd saying Crucify Him, crucify Him, crucify Him. She was there when He was nailed to the cross when raised between a thief that mocked Him and one who received Him (Luke 23:40-43). Like any other woman, she had emotions, her heart was heavy and full of grief. In all of this anguish and pain on the cross, Jesus knowing the suffering of His mother said, “behold the son!” Jesus then turned to His disciple and said, “Behold thy mother!” That disciple then took her into his own

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