Exploring how making Simon of Cyrene less self-important makes him even more important to the Passion narrative.
And they crucified him, and divided his clothes among them, casting lots to decide what each should take. Mark 15.24 Ecce homo. Behold the human. Christ’s body. A broken Jewish body. Our body. Not an Olympian body. Not the exalted Emperor’s body. He mocks them with a crown of thorns and inscription on the cross. Our […]