Behold the Man: A Journal of Simon of Cyrene
Inspired writing by a gifted new Author. This story shows us the gifts given to Simon through the carrying of the Cross with Jesus, and the gifts we can expect by carrying our daily crosses. The nail — Mother Mary’s first gift to Simon of Cyrene. had held the weight of her Son on the wooden cross. Simon had come to Jerusalem to visit friends, instead he began a life’s journey to know and speak to all whoever had met this man, Jesus. Simon’s repugnance for executions became a climb of compassion and deep reverence as he carried the prisoner’s cross. He even seemed to be drawn to Jesus so much that heart spoke to heart. Throughout the journal we observe Simon of Cyrene’s transformation into the very heart of Jesus. No where is this so evident than when Fabian, the jailer, beholds Simon of Cyrene the martyr, illumined in a pillar of blazing light.