When we think of Jesus, when we pray to Jesus, do we think of Christ crucified? Can we contemplate the face of Christ crucified?
When we recorded this, the reading of the Scripture passage -- Isaiah 50:4-7 -- was left out:
The Lord GOD has given me / a well-trained tongue, / that I might know how to speak to the weary / a word that will rouse them. / Morning after morning / he opens my ear that I may hear; / and I have not rebelled, / have not turned back. / I gave my back to those who beat me, / my cheeks to those who / lucked my beard; / my face I did not shield / from buffets and spitting.
The Lord GOD is my help, / therefore I am not disgraced; / I have set my face like flint, / knowing that I shall not be put to shame.