It’s as if he hesitates.
Jesus knew as soon as he spoke and laid claim to his identity as Messiah and Son of Man, he sealed his fate. To the priests in that room Jesus was calling himself equal with God, an action punishable by death. In the presence of blasphemy, it was tradition to tear your clothes. It was law to blindfold and beat a man guilty of it. So at the mercy of Jewish scripture, Jesus takes a beating and sheds his first drops of blood.
Read Mark 14:63-65
ART BY JARED BOGGESS
“New Stations of the Cross” is an adaptation of Mark 14–16.
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