[i:1y5gtx88]John Paul II in a General Audience of Nov 30, 1988 said: “If Jesus feels abandoned by the Father, He knows, however, that that is not really so. He Himself said: ‘I and the Father are one. ‘ … . dominant in His mind Jesus has the clear vision of God and the certainty of His union with the Father. But in the sphere bordering on the senses, and therefore more subject to the impressions, emotions and influences of the internal and external experiences of pain, Jesus’ human soul is reduced to a wasteland, and [b:1y5gtx88]He no longer feels the presence of the Father[/b:1y5gtx88]… . However, Jesus knew that by this ultimate phase of His sacrifice, reaching the intimate core of His being, He completed the work of reparation which was the purpose of His sacrifice for the expiation of sins.” [/i:1y5gtx88]
How can Christ not feel the presence of the Father?
Jesus was human too. He felt abandoned in that moment, a moment of great physical pain. It’s not like he was in euphoria on the cross.
How do you define “feel the presence”? Maybe we’re talking about 2 different things.
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