In the middle of His suffering Christ looks up to heaven, up to His Father in prayer so that He may be able to carry out His will.
At least that's what I see.
I now see this painting as a great reminder to me, to all of us, since we all have our own crosses to carry, some big, some small. No matter what the size we mustn't forget to ask Our Heavenly Father for strength, patience, and guidance through those trying times.
Litany in Honor of the Holy Cross