The York Crucifixion of Christ (2 of 4)

As the soldiers are busying themselves collecting ropes and other gear...
Christ willingly stretches himself down on the cross.

Surprised, one of the soldiers observes:

Behold, himself has laid him down,
and bent his back unto this tree.
The soldiers begin to nail Christ to the cross.
They complain that whoever bored the holes made a mistake, and they make the best of the situation by stretching their victim with ropes to make him fit.


June, 1997 -- site first published in (Re)Soundings
16 Jul 1999 -- site posted here 
08 Jan 2001 -- page last modified