And with him they crucified two robbers, one on his right and one on his left. (Mark 15:29)
Two nobodies, and the King of the Universe, humiliated demonstrations of Roman justice, indistinguishable from each other to those passing.
Reading a bit of the passion narrative in Mark yesterday I realised that there are few better images of how Jesus counted himself among the sinful and condemned for our sake. At the moment I cannot help seeing image after image in the Gospels showing how Jesus made himself equal (if not less) than those who were created through him. It really is an amazing thing... why doesn't the world realise the shocking nature of it? Why can't I communicate it to those who think there is nothing about it worth even having an opinion about?
Also, once you have considered this truth, why is it that images of the three crucifixions always make Jesus' cross more prominent than the other two?