About three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud tone, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” This means, “My God, my God. Why have you forsaken me?”
The events of the passion test and manifest Jesus’ love for God, for the world, for his friends, and for the community that still gathers in his name. Jesus endures not only the pain and shame of crucifixion but one friend’s betrayal, another’s denial, and God’s seeming abandonment.
When have you found Jesus with you in times of betrayal or suffering or seeming abandonment?
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