James Tissot, via Wikimedia Commons
James Tissot, via Wikimedia Commons

Jesus is stripped of His garments

BY DANIELLE SEQUIERA
Youth Speak News

Clothing often defines an individual. It can reflect their social status and their personality. Our clothing is a part of us, acting as a second skin, protecting us from the harsh criticism of others. If ever our clothes are forcibly taken from us we would be humiliated, ashamed and our spirits would be broken.

When Jesus was stripped of His garments it was the soldier’s way of inflicting the ultimate humiliation, an attempt to prove to the world that Jesus was nobody. Jesus was no longer a member of society, but an outcast.

We are constantly terrified of humiliation and there are many things we do to avoid it. Yet Jesus willingly accepted His Father’s will and realized that this was an important part of His journey. He embraced His suffering and humbly accepted what was to come even though He knew He would suffer greatly at the hands of those who hated Him.

Jesus underwent this shame to prove that He was human, and that He understood our humiliation. Jesus endured this shame to prove that we can all be one with God despite the humiliation we may undergo in our lives.

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