My dearest Brother Jesus, my redeemer, my saviour, my salvation. As I stand here at your side, with tears streaming down my face, I gaze upon your pain-ridden, lifeless body, hanging there upon the cross, and I cannot even begin to fathom in my simple finite mind, the spiritual pain and humiliation, you must have bore, having my sins and the sins of all mankind, heaped upon your sinless body, but my shame, my humiliation, for this, pales in comparison to that which you had to endure.
I can still remember in my heart of hearts, the words you prayed, in that garden just before being handed over to the High Priest, "Father, let this cup pass from Me, YET, not My will but Thine be done." These words will forever remain burned in my heart.
I shamefully, remorsefully, fall to my knees, trembling and crying, as I realize that even in your time of anguish and despair, not unlike Abraham, as he readied to kill his only son, you were still ready to remain obedient to Our Father, knowing that to do so was going to cause you such heartache, knowing that Our Father would have to turn His back to you, as you took the sins of all mankind upon yourself. I can still hear your cry of anguish to Our Father, "Abba Father, why have you forsaken me?"
Only the One True God would permit himself to be humiliated as you did, choosing to take on human form and walk amongst mortal man. Only a truly loving God would freely, lovingly, offer himself as the perfect and supreme sacrifice required by Our Father, to permit man the opportunity, of redemption, cleansed and purified through your Holy Blood, which you permitted to be shed. Only a truly loving God would sacrifice even for an instant, being forsaken by Our Father as Our Father turned His back to the sins that you took upon your sinless self.
I stand here now as a witness of the supreme sacrifice you offered, and all I can do is sob deep sobs, as I hang my head in shame, with the only thoughts in my mind being, "Why would you possibly do this for me? How can I ever re-pay such kindness and selflessness and love?"
Yet I know that has already been repaid in full, the instant I acknowledged you and accepted you as my Lord, my Redeemer and my Saviour, for in that instant, I became immediately cleansed, and justified, by your shed blood and made Holy so that at the time of my being recalled by Our Father, He will immediately recognize me as His Child, and welcome me home with open arms.
Forgive me Jesus my brother, for every time, that I your brother caused the slightest bit of shame or pain to be inflicted upon you. I am not worthy to be considered your Brother, yet still you call me Brother.