Such a beautiful prophecy and picture of Jesus in the first reading from Wisdom today! To us he is the censure of our thoughts; merely to see him is a hardship for us, Because his life is not like that of others, and different are his ways. He judges us abased; he holds aloof from our paths as from things impure... He boasts that God is his Father. Let us see whether his words be true, let us find out what will happen to him. For if the just one be the son of God, he will defend him and deliver him from the hand of the foes. With revilement and torture let us put him to the test that we may have proof of his gentleness and try his patience. Let us condemn him to a shameful death; for according to his own words, God will take care of him.
I gravitated to the words - "proof of his gentleness" as I read through this last night and again this morning. So much the Lamb slain for us!