“A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.”Mark 15:21
The identities of the sons of Simon of Cyrene are irrelevant to Mark’s story. So, why mention Alexander and Rufus?
Because they were members of the early church, known to Mark’s readers. How awesome is that?!
Their dad was forced by the Romans to carry Christ’s cross on the way to Golgotha.
His sons became Christ’s followers.
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