Why have you forsaken me?
Healing comes when it comes. Sometimes we are forced to sit in and with the pain longer than we want to. I am not saying that we should intentionally seek painful situations and then we must remain in painful situations at all costs, but on this Good Friday, let’s not rush to Easter joy without first sitting with the pain, despair, and lament of the day. We know that healing, hope, and resurrection will come, but let’s not set our feet in that direction at the expense of failing to know from what we are being healed.
Commentary by Rev. Burce Reyes-Chow used by permission: a sanctified art