Did God turn his back on Jesus on the cross?


#1

Hi,

I read a book entitled "heaven is real ". In it the father of a little boy who said he went to heaven said that god turned his back on Jesus while Jesus was on the cross.

I never heard that god had turned his back on his son. I googled this question and Matthew 27:48 was cited. I'mfamiliar with this verse but never understood it as god turning his back on Jesus but I felt it was Jesus that felt at that moment that god had forsaken him. What is the catholic explanation for this verse?

Thank you
Margaretn


#2

The following links should give you a better understanding of the Church's teaching on Matthew 27:48. If you have any further questions, please contact Catholic Answers directly.
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