“Surely, Jesus has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.” Christ’s journey on earth culminates with His crucifixion, death, and burial. His mother, disciples, and soldiers bear witness to His holy death, which magnifies our hope for eternal life. Thorns pierce His scalp. Nails inflict gaping wounds in His hands and feet. Bloody agony is heaped upon Jesus so that the Church may believe and confess the love, forgiveness, and grace of Christ.