As Jesus suffered on the cross, he entered into the deepest pain that can be imagined. The physical pain of crucifixion, the emotional pain of betrayal and humiliation, all combines with the spiritual pain of separation from God. His cry is born out of the experience of carrying the consequence of human sin before God. For a time, he was forsaken by God. As we reflect on this mystery, we see Jesus' pain more fully and understand our own suffering as well. Entering into Jesus' experience is an invitation into despair. But just as Jesus' despair gave way to victory, our own pain leads to something we can't imagine on this side of it.