Mark 15:15: So Pilate, anxious to placate the crowd, released Barabbas for them and, after having Jesus scourged, he handed him over to be crucified.
|from The Passion of the Christ|
I do understand how Mary's soul was also pierced with a sword in all this, for now that I'm a mother, I can imagine her anguish when Jesus was brought out after the scourging. Behold the Man. Indeed, we behold Him, but how often do I turn the other way or just ignore Him?