My God, My God! Why?

“divine child abuse” – Christopher Hitchens

My God, my God, why???

In uttering this statement on the cross, the very Center of the universe howled in a moment of divine irony – God asking “why?” to God.

In so doing He was reflecting the unresting, unyielding quest of philosophers and questioners from the beginning – why?

-Why suffering?
-Why warfare?
-Why death?
-Why existence?
-Why humanity?

In finding a philosophically satisfying answer, human thought has utterly failed.  The timeless, boundless “why?” still permeates the corridors of our consciousness, and rides upon every fibre of our being.

But we can narrow some things down on this day, at this time, to this one “why?” question, and realize at least part of the answer to Jesus’ own heaven-piercing “why?”   

“For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”  – Hebrews 2:18

In others words it was for us.  

Contrary to Christopher Hitchen’s assertion of “divine child abuse” In Him and in His self-sacrifice is the defining point and origin of love, hope and forgiveness.

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