Let us never forget that before there was an Easter,
there was a Calvary.
There were three types of people at the foot of the cross; apathetic and indifferent, critical and mean, & of course loving and sad.
The apathetic and indifferent were the soldiers who crucified Him and through dice for His clothes.
The critical and mean were those like the thief who jeered and chided Jesus as he was suffering and dying.
The loving and sad were those like His Mother and the Apostle John who refused to leave Him and never cowered in showing and demonstrating their faith.
Let us always remember that we were called before our birth to proclaim His Glory.
The following is a poem that speaks to Jesus' reaction to those who are indifferent:
When Jesus Came to Birmingham
When Jesus came to Golgotha, they hanged Him on a tree,
They drove great nails through hands and feet, and made a Calvary;
They crowned Him with a crown of thorns, red were His wounds and deep,
For those were crude and cruel days, and human flesh was cheap.
When Jesus came to Birmingham, they simply passed Him by.
They would not hurt a hair of Him, they only let Him die;
For men had grown more tender, and they would not give Him pain,
They only just passed down the street, and left Him in the rain.
Still Jesus cried, 'Forgive them, for they know not what they do, '
And still it rained the winter rain that drenched Him through and through;
The crowds went home and left the streets without a soul to see,
And Jesus crouched against a wall, and cried for Calvary.
Poem written by G. A. Studdert-Kennedy