"Jesus, God with us, endured the worst punishment that men's black hearts could conceive. He bent his will to the mystery of suffering and walked headlong into the painful persecution of men, even men who knew not what they did. He suffered them, though he could have reached back into his Old Testament book of tricks, could have unleashed the death angel or turned them all into pillars of salt. He did not cry a mumbling word, and as he hung crucified, his parting shot to his accusers, his dying request to the Godhead, was simple. 'Father, forgive them.'"
- Seth Haines in Coming Clean