When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom, so they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.” This was to fulfill the Scripture which says,
“They divided my garments among them,
and for my clothing they cast lots.”
So the soldiers did these things, but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
by: Paula Davis.
The price Jesus paid on the cross brought more physical pain than most of us will ever have to face. But He also paid a psychological price. Those who crucified Jesus mocked Him, slandered Him, and even cast lots for His clothes. They tried to strip away His dignity, yet Jesus continued to love them through it. Remembering what Jesus went through as we face criticism and persecution for our faith, may we follow the example of Jesus and react toward others with the love of Christ.