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if i make my bed in hell

behold, thou art there

day 964, mark 15
tb | jesus loved me this i know
dreamhugs wrote in jesusfeels
- The mocking is sort of heartbreakingly cruel.

- I literally can't imagine how painful and awful it must have been to die like that, and then have people mocking you and against you too. The doubt it leads to, about his mission and his deity, the pain that it seemed he'd done nothing, that no-one believed and the world would fall with him. And the temptation to do as they said, because dying to save people who hated him surely must have hurt.

- The fact that he felt forsaken when he died - although it could have been a quotation from an eventually hopeful psalm? - is painful.

- And as soon as he was gone, there's hope - I don't know if that's meant to be a traditional tragedy narrative, or if it could indicate that there's always hope, even if we're not around to see it, that God can always break through and win. Which might well have encouraged the early Christians, and ow.

- At least the women were there, but watching him die like that must have been agonising for them too.

- Joseph went boldly, Joseph had his moment of bravery too.