Matthew, Chapter 27

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Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross and His Soul Flutters  

“38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. 39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, 40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. 41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, 42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. 43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. 44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.” (Matthew 27:38-44)

The Roman soldiers strip Jesus of his clothes, nail his body to the cross, and place him atop a hill. Jesus is placed in between two criminals being crucified. The crowd insults and mocks Jesus for claiming to be the Messiah. During the time that he is nailed to the cross, the Pharisees and priests laugh at him for being able to save others but not himself. He is even mocked by the two criminals being crucified beside him. Jesus starts connecting to the higher worlds. His heart begins to shine as his soul blends with those of the spiritually righteous. He leaves behind the lowliness of his human existence and joins the divine abundance.

Devotion combines self-discovery with love; as we discover our life’s purpose, we devote ourselves to others and to our cause.