21 Oct '15 11:08>2 edits
One of the most poignant clips in art cinema is a scene from 'A Winter light' directed by Ingmar Bergman. A semi crippled believer self identifies with Christ's physical pain but expresses the idea that the emotional pain of being abandoned by his disciples and seemingly abandoned by God was even more acute. It was Gods silence that made the Christ cry out, 'My God, My God why have you forsaken me.' I have read some interesting interpretations of the episode ranging from "Christ realised that all he had been teaching was a lie' (Bergman -A Winter light) to 'it was the anguish of dying as a criminal and bringing reproach on Gods name that tormented Christ.' (My own denomination Jehovahs Witnesses). There are also some other interesting perspectives on the verse. Perhaps someone would like to comment on why they think Christ was compelled to cry out?