"Wherefore was God in Golgotha"

"AND well may God with the serving-folk
 Cast in His dreadful lot;
 Is not He too a servant,
 And is not He forgot? . . .

"Wherefore was God in Golgotha,
 Slain as a serf is slain;
 And hate He had of prince and peer,
 And love He had and made good cheer,
 Of them that, like this woman here,
 Go powerfully in pain."

~G.K. Chesterton: The Ballad of the White Horse, Book IV.

Road to Calvary, by Pietro Lorenzetti.
Fresco, c. 1320; Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi.