“Carrying the cross by himself, he went to the place called Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha ).” (John 19:17 NLT)
It’s interesting that the Gospel of John contains many small details of the lives of the people in the story of Jesus’ life, but this dramatic moment is severely shortened to only one line.
What I found interesting was the woman who spoke to Peter as they were stood by the fire during Jesus’ trial. She was not just some random person, as I had always assumed. She was a relative of the priest whose ear had been cut off by Peter in the Garden of Gethsemane.
So much detail, and yet this line is so short and to the point.