R – O – A – D
Romans — Jesus was delivered into the hands of the Romans
Offense — Jesus was led down the road to Calvary with two men on death row. He was to hang on a tree, a form of execution cursed in law.
Appointment — Simon was appointed to be his cross bearer to speed him along.
Dirge — the paid mourners, the daughters of Jerusalem sang for Jesus a funeral dirge as he took the road to his execution.