Here, Jesus' cry "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me" is not so much a cry of dereliction as a cry of aversion to what his crucifiers
had done--in order to establish their guilt.
Jesus does not admonish his crucifiers
to repent; he does not wait to hear their confession; he does not even address them with a convicting word in order to remove their offensive ignorance.
, the twisted, burned, or slashed body signified elemental justice, a necessary, even moral, act in a drama of punishment and pain that portrayed good and evil in a way that could sacralize white supremacy at least for the moment.
They generally did so on the premise that as the crucifiers
of Christ, the Jews constituted just as much an enemy as the Muslims.
He spoke of the pallium as the yoke of Christ, as the lamb that had been lost and then saved from an outer and interior wilderness, as God who became a sacrificial lamb for a world "that has been saved by the Crucified One, and not by the crucifiers
Feeney invoked the deicide accusation, denouncing Jews as "descendants of the crucifiers
of Christ" who plotted to take over the world, using the Communist movement as an instrument.
Jesus' salvation of the souls trapped in hell is thus construed as the starting point of a game; the heavenly play of salvation contrasts with the diabolical play of the devil, Herod, and the crucifiers
depicted in earlier scenes of the sequence.
Never, never, on the side of the crucifiers
," Archbishop Christodoulos, Greece's Orthodox Church leader, said.
Christ's parable, obviously foreshadowing the crucifixion, here links Charles I with Christ and Cromwell with Christ's crucifiers
That is because the one who is intended in worship and sought in religious observance; who is the stored-up treasure of the End and hoped-for reward; upon whom is reliance in this world and in the next; is a crucified man: weak in appearance and despicable to view among his crucifiers
, who received him with every maltreatment, inexorably culminating in his death and burial.
105) It seems to me that if all "obstacles" are to be removed prior to communion with God, the crucified and their crucifiers
will have to meet again, face to face (1 Cor 13:12).
Joseph in Egypt forgave his 10 treacherous brothers, Jesus absolved his crucifiers
and Muhammad taught acceptance of nonbelievers.
He sets his justice and innocence against murderous weapons, his sacrificial cross against his crucifiers
Michel Menot pictured Mary's heart transfixed by the sword of compassion while she railed at Jesus' crucifiers
and begged to be crucified with him.