We’ve seen movies about the death of Jesus. We’ve seen paintings. It seems every rock star and rapper is wearing a crucifix around their neck.
On “Good” Friday, I think it would be appropriate to meditate on the historical reality of that day. It would serve us to contemplate what Christ actually endured to redeem and justify the lost.
These are 44 details about the method of execution known as crucifixion.
1. Crucifixion is likely the most painful death ever invented and is where we get our term “excruciating.” The Roman Senator Cicero called it “a most cruel and disgusting punishment.”