This week we are reminded in the Come, Follow Me lesson that while Jesus had endured mocking throughout His ministry, it grew more intense during His scourging and Crucifixion. But this mocking could not change the truth: Jesus is the Son of God. As you read about the humiliation Jesus endured, think about the opposition and mocking His work faces today.
Knowing how the Savior suffered these things can give us courage and peace as we graciously testify about Christ’s doctrine on the family, because “the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.” (Family Proclamation para 1)
Elder Robert D. Hales, an apostle and special witness of Christ, taught:
“Standing obedient and strong on the doctrine of our God, we stand in holy places, for His doctrine is sacred and will not change. … I testify that we need not be afraid if we are grounded in His doctrine. We may experience misunderstanding, criticism, and even false accusation, but we are never alone. Our Savior was “despised and rejected of men.” It is our sacred privilege to stand with Him!”
(“Stand Strong in Holy Places” April 2013)
Art: Mocking of Christ”, Giotto di Bondone, c.1501, Capella Scovegni (Arena Chapel) Padua.