Obedient even unto death on the Cross-1

O Jesus, we wish to travel with you the quite short distance between Pilate's Praetorium and Calvary. Be good enough to allow us to go with you, deign to show us your feelings, for we do not want simply to witness those exterior events. It is about you that we wish to know; we want to know the secrets of the soul of the Son of God, of the incarnate Word . . . Allow us to draw near you, we beg you to reveal yourself to us. (FME: Contemplation of the Paschal Mystery [hereafter:CPM], p. 29).