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