Why Have You Forsaken Me?
“Eloi, eloi, lema sabachthani.” Jesus’ last words on the cross. “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Many have asked why Jesus would feel that his father in heaven had forsaken him. Some have pointed out that Jesus was reciting Psalm 22 from memory, a psalm which begins with those very words “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” As a matter of fact, Psalm 22 gets even more hopeless than that. The psalmist says, “O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answ
Face Time With Jesus
So the Greeks wished to “see Jesus” did they? They’d gone to Philip, so it seems, and had said, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip – the disciple – in turn went to Andrew and said, “They want to see Jesus.” Almost lie, “What do we do now?!” After all, these Greeks were not part of the chosen people. These were not Jews. When you hear the work, “Greeks” in today’s gospel, hear “foreigners.” Foreigners wished to see Jesus. Well, Andrew didn’t have a clue, so he went