'He himself bore our sins’ in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; ‘by his wounds you have been healed.’ (1 Peter 2:24)
At the Last Supper, Jesus asked his followers to remember his death. A few hours later Jesus was betrayed by one of his disciples, he was falsely accused and handed over to be executed. In all this Jesus continued to love his enemies to the very end. He prayed for his executors and offered hope to one of the criminals dying beside him. This cross and the thorns depicted on it look back at Jesus suffering and the price he paid to heal, and to set his people free from sin and guilt.
Take some time to quietly reflect and you may want to say the following prayer:
'Jesus, I am so sorry for failing to remember you. Restore unto me the wonder of your forgiveness and the joy of your salvation'