The story is told of a man who dreamed that he saw Our Lord tied to a whipping post while a soldier scourged Him unmercifully. He saw the whip in the soldier’s hand, its thick cords studded with pieces of lead which cut into the flesh with each blow. As the cruel whip came down on Jesus’ back, the horrified dreamer shuddered to see the bloody welts appear. Finally the man could stand it no longer. As the soldier raised his arm and prepared to strike again, the dreamer rushed forward intending to grab the soldier from behind and restrain him. Whereupon, the soldier turned around, and the dreamer recognized himself.
A Good Friday legend tells of an episode…
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