Hello abandonment

(Jesus shouted) My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15:34)

Abandoned ranch, Maynard Dixon (wikiart)

Abandoned ranch, Maynard Dixon (wikiart)

It can help to find the words to tell the truth of where you are now.  If you can find the courage to name ‘here’ – especially in the place where you do not wish to be – it can help you be there.  Padraig O Tuama

The way things are vs the way things should be

Out of the darkness that encircles and the silence that engulfs, Jesus shouts.  There is rawness here, possibly also surprise.  Jesus shouts, maybe objecting to abandonment per se - this is not the way it is to be.

Bridget A Braybooks, by permission

Introduction to Lent 2017: Welcome to Here

“Saying our hellos (to grief, to wonder,...) through the accounts of Jesus life in the gospel of Mark.”   — Introduction