Truly; the way leads through the crucified, that means through him to whom it was no small thing to live his own life,
But what happened to him?
His way led him before the crucified and he began to rage.
He raged against the man of mockery and pain because the power of his own essence forced him to follow precisely this way as Christ had done before us.
Yet he loudly proclaimed his power and greatness.
No one speaks louder of his power and greatness than he from whom the earth disappears under his feet.
Ulmately the lowest in him got to him, his incapacity; and this crucified his spirit, so that, as he himself had predicted, his soul died before his body. Carl Jung, The Red Book, The Way of the Cross, Paragraph 3.