In His Agony in the Garden, Christ was filled with Sadness and Depression. He felt trapped, unable to see
any alternative solution. He felt Alone, Isolated, even those close to Him didn't understand the Absolute Desolation He was
He knows what it is to be Depressed.
When He was arrested Jesus was roughly handled. Tired and already Weak from the Emotional Strain of
the previous hours He was severely whipped; great gashes appeared in His Skin and His Blood flowed. He experienced Agonizing Pain in
the midst of those who felt nothing.
He knows what it is to Suffer Pain.
Weak, Tired and in Pain from His Wounds, Jesus was Teased and Taunted by the soldiers. Bored and
with nothing else to do they amused themselves at His expense. Insensitive to His Feelings, they Used Him, Tormented Him, laughed at
Him and in doing so increased His Isolation and Loneliness.
He knows what it is to be in Mental Torment.
He had been up all night. He was totally Exhausted by all the Tension, Anxiety, Pain and Loss of Blood, and
how He had to trek some distance with a heavy load on His Back and an almost Broken Heart. Every step is an effort, every step
brings Him closer to even further Pain and Suffering.
He knows what it is to feel unable to go on any longer.
Death and Despair:
He has spent His Life doing His Father's Will. He has been Kind to people, He Healed them, shared all that
He had and never refused anyone. He has been Loyal to His friends, He has never tried to make anyone feel that they are worthless. And
yet now He faces Public Humiliation and Execution. Everything He tried to do seems a wasted exercise, almost everyone He loved has
deserted Him. What on earth was it all for? Was it a complete Waste of Time, a Waste of a Life?
He knows what it is to feel Rejected, Despairing and Defeated.