They stripped him. - Matthew 27:31 NAB
German pastor, theologian and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer entered into the sufferings of Christ in a stark way. A witness to his 1945 execution said that Bonhoeffer was made to remove all his clothing before climbing "brave and composed" to his place of execution by hanging.
Lord grant us, too, extraordinary bravery and composure when faced with extreme treatment, even to the point of death.
Author's note: Now begins the Sacred Pascal Triduum, the most holy three days in the Christian's liturgical year, as we reflect upon the betrayal, torture, death and resurrection of Jesus. Consider how to observe these days and in turn receive a spiritual blessing. Thank you for joining with me and have a blessed Easter.