“How can you know?
You lived in much simpler days
Free from the evolved suffering that two millennia bring
You could have never felt pain like mine
Give me the nails and the spear
I’ll take them over these sores.”
“How much more can I show?
I loved in much harsher ways
Crushed by the compounding guilt of sins, drinking wrath worth an eternity
But your agony is felt, see my eyes?
No need to ask for your share
Because these scars are the same as yours.”
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” – Hebrews 4:15
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20