Not a word we use very often: Godforsaken. Is there a time and place when even God has had enough of us, when even the immortal invisible needs to take some personal time.
Was God now hiding from Jesus… or was it just that Jesus lost sight of God? When it feels like that, what’s the difference?
And if you believe that Jesus, somehow, was also God, this is a kind of self-abandonment - God taking leave of himself, forgetting himself. A kind of madness.
As darkness falls, confusion rises. Voices nearby drop away, disappear. Spectators lose interest. Now just the silent sound of hearts breaking, hope evaporating.
“Hello?” No reply.
“Anyone there?” Nothing answers.
Just you and nothing. Forsaken.
Jesus Christ abandoned to his fate in the middle of history. Foolishness. The mad epicentre of all things. Losing it. Always losing it. You have to lose your life in order to find it. He had said.
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What were the last words of Jesus? What did he say to his friends and enemies in the last hours of his life? And what do they tell us about the meaning of his life… and his death?
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