Friday, April 01, 2005

Why have you forsaken me?

The most poignant and gripping scene in The Passion--aside from Jesus saying to Mary, "I make all things new" . . . but the most biblically accurate--is Jesus saying in Aramaic in a way I'd never heard it, "Elihi, Elihi lema sabachthani?" "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46). Yesterday's reflections at Wineskins blog say more about this but today it is a gripping realization to see this and Christ's other words spoken on the cross as prayers.

This, I will think about periodically today and perhaps in times of crisis that come the rest of my life.

I wrote more about this today at our Wineskins blog

2 Comments:

At 2:21 PM, Blogger JP Manzi said...

Hey Greg,
Not sure if I ever posted before on your blog but I wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoy your blog as well as Wineskins. Keep blogging away. On another note, I look forward to reading "Down in the river to pray"
Kudos....

 
At 10:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wren
Great blog.
Thank you for sharing.
Hello from Montreal, Canada.
http://s3.invisionfree.com/Hearts_Afire

 

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