If you are like me, and are going to watch Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ today, I'd like to offer a suggestion.
During the extremely-difficult-to-watch 10 minutes where Jesus is scourged at the pillar, don't get mad at the giddy Roman soldiers. Likewise, don't direct your anger at the pompous chief priests.
Instead, every time Jesus is whipped, say to yourself "I am doing this to Him. This is because of my sins."
The scene is hard enough to watch in its entirety.
It's almost impossible to watch knowing we are the ones doing it to Him.
If you are like me, it will move you to tears.
Have a Blessed Good Friday.
P.S. If you do not own the movie, but would like to watch the scene I am talking about, I found it on YouTube. (Unfortunately with Christ's name misspelled...) See below.