And Jesus said to the Twelve, “Beloved, we are going up to Jerusalem and the Son of Man will be handed over, condemned to death, mocked, scourged and crucified. (Matthew 20)
These are such hard words to read, so matter of fact. Jesus “will be handed over, condemned, mocked, scourged and crucified.”
Lord God, one asks, how can this be? And yet in our heart of hearts, we know. It is still happening today.