Jesus in Agony (June 1970)
In my vision, I saw Jesus suffering in the courtyard of Pontius Pilatus. Jesus was wearing a crown of thorns, which looked like it was made from a trifoliate orange tree. Its shape was wavy and as Jesus moved his head the crown sank deeper from its weight. After a certain point, the thorns penetrated so deep in his forehead that they sank no more. Wearing a scarlet robe, his hands were bound in front of him, tied to rope a rope around his waist. Jesus stood in a crowd as they mocked him from all sides and even threw rocks at him. When Jesus left the courtyard of Pontius Pilatus, on his way to the cross, people pointed fingers and laughed at him. In my vision, I watched him suffer. Overwhelmed with sorrow and devastation, I ran to Jesus and wept as I held onto his clothes. I knelt before him and asked, “Why are you not doing anything even when you are suffering like this?” Then, Jesus put his bound hands on my head and said, “Watch carefully and remember that I was chastised by sinners like this. You must bear witness and tell others exactly what you have seen.” When I woke up from the vision, I was heartbroken. And I wept.