I often find myself in Mark 15 when I am pondering Christ's sacrifice. I have read these verses many, many times but I noticed something new this Sunday. Right before Jesus gave up his spirit, he cried out in a loud voice "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?" (NLT) These words have always rung loud in my conscious as a powerful example of Christ's humanity. It is obvious that he truly felt separate from God. He was completely alone. I never realized though that at that moment when God had turned his back on him, Christ was actually quoting scripture (Ps 22:1). Christ was God and he was carrying out God's plan for salvation. It was a very "Godly" thing to say but at the same time very "human". I think it is the perfect balance of Christ's divinity and humanity.