Passing Over

“Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” 

“My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?”

 

 

This first saying of Jesus on the cross is traditionally called “The Word of Forgiveness”. It is theologically interpreted as Jesus’ prayer for forgiveness for those who were crucifying Him: the Roman soldiers, and apparently for all others who were involved in the crucifixion.

From the cross Jesus looked at the soldiers casting lots for His clothing, at the priests pointing to Him derisively, at the crowd yelling their insults. The evil in humanity was at its greatest height. While Jesus could have summoned legions of angels to bring vengeance on all of them, instead He pulled Himself up and, with all His strength, offered a prayer on behalf of those who mocked and crucified Him.

“Father forgive them for they know not what they do”

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