To give up (something formerly held dear); renounce: left entirely
Forsaken. I’ve been thinking a lot about that word lately.
Have you ever felt drawn into a word as a place to dwell for a time? It’s a useful way to escape when you don’t have time or money for alternatives.
The people of New Orleans were forsaken for days. Mothers, fathers, sons and daughters are dead. $20 billion zillion dollars after the fact doesn’t bring them back.
It reminds me of living through the first decade of AIDS when bodies fell like acorns off trees in New York and San Francisco. Forsaken acorns – millions more in Africa.
What was that hymn we sang in mass? ...”Whatsoever you do to the least of your brothers, so you do unto me”
If that’s true then Jesus has been taking it over a barrel for quite some time now and frequently in his own name.
Of course, he was forsaken too.