Jesus Dies On The Cross
From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.
And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, “This man is calling for Elijah.”
At once one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink.
But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.”
Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last.
From the prisoner issues a lament so pitiful it rends the sky, and the sets the ground to tremble.
I hover above the prisoner and see that he has fallen limp; dead, even.
The crowd seems startled as the shaking and noise intensify.
I lift higher into the air to be safe.
Why doesn't everyone run?