11 Apr Matthew 27:32-37
32 As they were coming out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.33 And when they came to a place called Golgotha, which means Place of a Skull, 34 they gave Him wine to drink mixed with gall; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink.35 And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves by casting lots. 36 And sitting down, they began to keep watch over Him there. 37 And above His head they put up the charge against Him which read, “THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”
Jesus could not carry His own cross due to exhaustion. Simon was merely there to sacrifice his Passover lamb, yet he encountered the Lamb of God. The customary wine with gall drink was to ease the pain for death on a cross. The soldiers gambled for His clothing and mocked Him with a sign. Be someone who seeks to minister to those who are outcast as Jesus did.