Day 7 – Burdens

ONE FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS by Jenny Hawke

7. BURDENS

Jesus carries his Cross John 19: 6, 15-17

When the chief priests and the guards saw [Jesus] they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and crucify him. I find no guilt in him.” … They cried out, “Take him away, take him away! Crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your king?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.” Then he handed him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, and carrying the cross himself he went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha.

I wanted the slightly stooped figure of Jesus to be seen as standing in total surrender to what was happening. Seemingly powerless, already with the weight of the impending cross on his back.