A Centurion Watches
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A Roman centurion is shocked by what happens at the crucifixion of Jesus.
We were a crowd locked in darkness on Skull Hill. The sun’s light had vanished with no warning. I sent soldiers to get lighted torches and continued to sit upon my horse in front of three crosses. Each had a prisoner nailed to it, who was struggling for oxygen. My presence was essential. With my armor and silver-plated helmet topped with feathers I was Rome’s authority, and hated by the crowd around me.
What a day this has been in Jerusalem. I was charge officer