Friday, April 6, 2012
My God, my God...
Why does Jesus say, in Mark 15:34 "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (or sometimes "abandoned" me)?
Did you know he's quoting Psalm 22? I urge you strongly to read it in its entirety. It journeys through the crucifixion. The speaker in Psalm 22 is mocked, scorned. His hands and feet are pierced. His garments are divided. They cast lots for his clothing. Sound familiar?
Yet the Psalm ends triumphantly.
No Bible handy? No problem. You can visit United StatesConference of Catholic Bishops to read Psalm 22 and other Bible passages.
Have a blessed Good Friday.