This kind of insulting death always perplexed and haunted me simultaneously. I just can't imagine mustering the strength to carry that cross after such a severe beating, being innocent, in and of my own fruition, and knowing the horror of what lay ahead. This display of humility and courage is absolutely utterly astounding.
Luk 9:23 Then He said to them all, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
Luk 9:24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.
Carrying the Cross (Death)