A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Sunday 24 March

Phil 2:6-11,Psalm 22, Isaiah 50:4-7,
Luke 22:14-23:56

A cry of abandonment

Behind Psalm 22 stands the shadow of Calvary. Jesus so identified with the loneliness and suffering of the psalmist that he cried out these same words, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ as he hung on the cross. In the suffering of Jesus we see God entering into the world of those who suffer and die. Because God in Jesus has experienced that desolation, he can offer comfort to those who now walk where the psalmist walked. In Jesus’ death and resurrection, this cry of abandonment has been answered for all time.

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