Lets do some soul searching ,, who am I, who do I resemble in the crowd following Jesus ?! The chief priest asking for the death penalty , the hand washing Pilate , the crowd shouting “Crucify Him”- , the lamenting women or the empathic Veronica , or perhaps the helping Simon of Cyrene ? In this never-ending Good Friday who am I ? An executioner carrying out a sentence , the left brigand with a heart hardened by hatred , or Saint John embracing Mary ? I have to choose I have to make a decision , because even if by not deciding I already have since I become part of the of the gawping crowd , to whom Jesus only says "weep for yourselves “. Yes Christ wept for us at the walls of Jerusalem , as He could see that they are drifting towards destruction on the way of indifference . Being aware of my own weakness I choose Christ not Barabas and humbly I stand by the side of the condemned carrying His cross , not in the midst of the condemners intoxicated by their own so called “ right” “truth” . You also have to decide ! Willingly step on the path of compassion , love , together with the right brigand begging for Christ’s mercy !
translated by dr k.e.