"Some spit on Him..and beat Him." Mark 14:65
Jesus' agony. Jesus' suffering. Jesus' absolute loneliness break my heart.
"They all forsook Him and fled." Mark 14:50
His disciples left him to suffer, to be beaten, to be ridiculed, and to die alone.
"Even the temple police took Him and slapped Him." Mark 14:65
We want to turn our heads, we want to be like the disciples and flee for more pleasant pastures as fast as our legs can carry us.
"Now a certain young man having a linen cloth wrapped around his naked body, was following Him. they caught hold of Him, but he left the linen cloth and ran away naked." Mark 14:51-52
But the passion shouldn't allow us to turn our backs. We cannot turn away: we
look in the face of the suffering Savior and we are able to face our own pain,
our own loneliness.
May we reflect our suffering Savior: Let us not look away. Let us weep with the hurting, comfort the lonely and embrace the left out, just as our Savior did for us.