The Day of Prayer and Fasting on March 19 at the seminary is also the day the the budding NT scholar was "crucified."
As I highlighted in my earlier post, my pastoral group was in charge of setting up one of the Stations of the Cross depicting the crucifixion of Jesus. As their lecturer, I was given the privilege to be the first to experience the "crucifixion." Two of my other students "nailed" me to the cross. It was scary though. Many questions crossed my mind - what if one of the guys holding the hammer missed the nail and hit my hand? What if an accident occurred and I was really "nailed"?
While we had a good laugh over it, it was an unforgettable experience. As I reflected over it, I realised it must have taken our Lord much courage to face those trying and painful moments. I could not imagine the pain and suffering that our Lord had to go through. Today's Station of the Cross has given me a deeper insight and better glimpse of Good Friday, one that I would always remember and cherish.