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Lent 2B Psalm

“My God, My God, why have you forsaken us?” This deep cry of the psalmist expresses one of humanity’s rawest experiences: abandonment. It reflects our greatest fear and anxiety that we are alone, forgotten, and left to our own devices in the face of the cruel realities of this world.

One does not have to look far to hear echos of this ancient cry. Babies in Syria gasping for air after chemical attacks. Teenage girls from Zambia riding in the back of vans or in the bottom of boats on their way to Ireland to be sold as sex slaves.[1] Boys being kidnapped and taught to use weapons fo