Rejection. Nothing hurts more than loving someone and not being loved back.
when he was being executed, there was a point when God removed his spirit and protection from Jesus... no longer did he feel his father's presence.. <br />
that's when he cries out "Father, why have you forsaken me?"<br />
i think this was the greatest suffering he experienced.<br />
not only did he suffer like a fleshly man, he understood what it was like to be alone during persecution. to not be with his father. because all of his life, God had been there for him.. but for those few hours, Jesus endured heartbreak. and he still made it.<br />
i just think that's amazing..
I believe it was the time when Christ was on the cross and asked God why He had forsaken Him. According to my understanding, that was the time when Christ actually became Sin and so, for the first time, experienced what it was like to be separated from God the Father spiritually. It's one of the more complicated and mysterious Christian beliefs, how that all worked, but it enabled a once and for always sacrifice, not just for sins, but for Sin.<br />
That is the worst suffering...to be separate from God and to be lost in sin. That is the essence of going to Hell.<br />
To be betrayed and hurt by people is one thing. To feel a close relationship and then to feel forsaken by God is altogether different.<br />
Update: Thanks. :) Actually, in regard to what Christ's death meant as sacrifice on the Cross, there are several schools of thought. Some theologians do hold with the idea that blood sacrifices performed by proxy, as in someone being sacrificed for someone else's actions or sins (as in the OT animal sacrifices), were only considered effective because the sin of the individual is actually transferred to the sacrifice. So, in a sense, not only was Christ a sacrifice in the sense that he died for the sins of man, but also he became Sin itself and so became the eternal sacrifice. I heard one theologian phrase it that "Not only did He die for sins, He became Sin so that when He was killed, so was Sin made powerless". It's definitely a complicated issue-way over my head, and exactly what it meant to sacrifice God incarnate has been debated time and again. Honestly, I think this is one of those issues that "we see through a mirror darkly". But the subject deals with the Son of God, his death and that death being undone, the idea of one price being paid for all time in a way that is hard for a human brain to get around.......not exactly on the human plane.
leaving his construction business.
Seeing people lost n confused....I would say.
listening to me wine and complain of how bad i think my life is
Probably his knowing that he was going to his death willingly, and with a greater love than any human being would ever know, knowing that the vast majority of them would reject his love, reject his actions, reject his message, and reject his father, and wind up in Hell for their efforts, when to avoid that, all they had to do was to BELIEVE.
I have not been able to ask him yet...... :0<br />
but I would think mankind.<br />
I can not even imagine the frustration he must have felt that people still did not believe in God his heavenly father. Even after his peachings and so on.<br />
That had to be quite annoying!
Having to move back in with his parents.
probably the strap. It was a leather strap covered in random shrapnel (steel, bones, glass)
Probably knowing that he died for sinners who cant control themselves and kill others in his name, He gave us the freedom of morality, and for that we all suffer
Trying to convince his disciples that there is a God who loves us and is able to bring peace to the world, heal the sick, and be kind and loving to the unloved. Oh and raise the dead.
Trying to explain the Ultimate Realm to Humans. Using metaphors and having people be so simple that they take it literally and cause even more suffering with it. It must have been like explaining physics to 3 year olds. He tried to dumb it down with words like "father" and "son" to give people an idea of his unknowable relationship to the ultimate. People just took it and ran with it. Ultimately, it is unknowable. We must stop contemplating the unknowable nature of God and start working to relieve suffering.
Jesus' great suffering was that he was required to walk among and alongside man, as a last resort in an attempt to bring them back to a right relationship with their Father and Creator. I do not feel that God created the universe and specifically man, with the intention of having to become one of his creations.
I would say when He took the sins of world and His father looked away from Him.The part where He said Father forgive then for they know not what they do, is still going on today,How people can not love Him is behond me.
After ALL that he has been through for the benefit and vouching of mankind, if you look upon the direction of the world, this is how we repaid him?
Jesus Christ if he existed probably had the same "suffering" as any human in this world. Jesus was/might have been a person in the Past... There is no way "He" could do anything in this Present time etc. but in an indirect way of having millions of people perceive that He a long dead person could have any influence what-so-ever over their lives. There is no such thing as "sin"... there is only learning. Jesus can't take away something like learning or a perception/judgment. An individual chooses to change his/her mind and may decide they are not learning. It is said that strange beliefs like this could still last as long as it has. <br />
A human being alive today cannot take away another person's suffering or judgement/perception. They can take away ob<x>jects. This perception of duality, having "God" perceived as being separate from Nature and Humanity creates this perception that an entity like "Jesus" could be in Heaven somewhere watching. A contradiction because simultaneously Christians believe that Jesus Christ is in their hearts. <br />
Human belief is so strong.
all of the hateful, disgraceful, violent, mysoginistic, abusive, exploitive, small minded and ignorant things christians have done in his name.