After Jesus was brutally scourged and mocked with a crown of thorns, He was forced to carry His Cross and undertake the tortuous path to Golgotha. Jesus could have offered resistance but instead he offered humble acceptance of God’s will which made him capable of enduring the struggles of this difficult journey. Not only did Jesus bear the physical weight of this rough wooden cross, but He carried the spiritual weight of the sins of the whole world. Despite the excruciating pain, torment, and agony, Jesus kept carrying His Cross without complaint or hesitation.
In Luke 9:23, Jesus proclaims, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Jesus is a perfect source of inspiration for us to accept our hardships and offer our sufferings to God. We do not have to bear our crosses alone because Jesus is present in all our struggles to help us every step of the way.