34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.
Today, if someone’s feeling get hurt, they act like the child and tattle on the person. If someone says something about our faith, we get angry and want to fight them. Could you imagine if Jesus acted like that? What if he said he had enough and called the legion of angels down? What if he ran and told, that’s the one who put the thorns on my head, and that’s the one who pulled my beard. However, he stood there and asked God to forgive them. Now that to me is strength, compassion, and love beyond measure. He could have called down the angels to destroy the ones beating him, but instead, he bore the cross. He then let them stick nails through his hands and feet. He let them stick a spear through his side. He let them do all these things because he knew his persecution would lead to our salvation. So, stop holding grudges on people who have wronged you and forgive them because they did much worse to Jesus, and he still wanted our heavenly Father to forgive them.