The public spectacle of the crucifixion; it was an event that
drew out the masses, so they could participate in the
condemnation; they joined the crowd, the mob, like people
still do today.
People are terrified of standing out from the crowd,
most people align themselves with whatever the political
correct narrative says at any given time, without reflecting,
they just take it onboard, and then afterwards they believe that
it comes from themselves, not realizing that their beliefs was
simply downloaded from outside them.
"This and that is "good,
cool, attractive", this and that is "bad, old fashioned or stupid".
(When I was young being fat, ugly and unintelligent was "bad",
but now it is the height of coolness!)
I grew up in the 60s and 70s, it was a time of a great shift in
the world, "out with the old and in with the new", so to speak,
everybody demanding liberation and emancipation, always at
somebody else's cost, but this self centered culture took foothold
Personal happiness and fulfillment was "the meaning of life".
Eastern philosophies were brought to the West in a big way, and
personal psychotherapy became the norm for everybody.
Looking for peace and stability in ways outside of ourselves, open
to manipulation by a massive industry of "well being", which is
business like all other businesses; they are there to make money.
But the way our integrated nature functions is the other way
The only way "out" is in. By living the interior authentic life
we have what it takes to be truly liberated. By fully
accepting our restraints and even sometimes the feeling of
being a captive, a prisoner, by always uniting ourselves to
Jesus; true God and true Man, we find true freedom, and
Healing from all our fears and all our wounds.
"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field.
When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy
went and sold all he had and bought that field.
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking
for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went
away and sold everything he had and bought it."
We are the field in which the treasure is buried.
We have the precious Pearl of Life inside us;
The Kingdom of God.
Jesus is our brother, our teacher, our ever present friend.
He laid down His entire life for us, what do we give back
Also; do we fully realize that each one of us is also going
to die? And that we have to account for our life?
Do we prepare for this?
We often complain of neglect and abandonment, but even
God Himself, felt abandoned as He hung on the Cross;
"About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice,
“Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?”
(which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Fruit of the Mystery: A greater love for God and for souls.
May the grace of this mystery come into our souls.