Read John 19 today.

There is a tendency to read this chapter too quickly. We sometimes read in order to complete an item on our daily to do list. Read today’s chapter in the Bible. Check. It is possible to read the words without letting the reality sink in.
As you read this chapter today, pause frequently. Think. Imagine. Feel.
John 19:1-3, 16-18 NLT
Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip. [2] The soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they put a purple robe on him. [3] “Hail! King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped him across the face.
[16] Then Pilate turned Jesus over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus away. [17] Carrying the cross by himself, he went to the place called Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha). [18] There they nailed him to the cross. Two others were crucified with him, one on either side, with Jesus between them.