To be ridiculed once is bad enough but again and again is too much. In our world there are repeat victims of such treatment they just fall for it again and again and we can help make it happen. Jesus fell three times with the cross on his shoulders. What about all those onlookers – he helped lots of them but not one stepped forward. Were they frightened of the crowd, the soldiers or just felt “he wasn’t worth it” he wasn’t one of them? Let him fall.
Prayer. Jesus forgive us for the times we ridicule others, help us to be people to raise up others not crush them. Teach us how to follow you.