Jesus, abject and despised, let us not be ashamed to follow you.
Jesus, hated and persecuted, let us not be afraid to walk in your footsteps.
Jesus, blasphemed and condemned, let us be counted your friends.
Jesus, mocked and scourged, let us bear all things patiently.
Jesus, crowned and derided, let us not be overwhelmed by our injuries and grief. Amen.
John Wesley (1703 – 91)