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The Boy Who Broke His Own Heart

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First published in ‘My Reuter Almanac’ 18 March 2007(wordpress.com/). Revised 11 May 2011

18 March 2007 – The pastoral text / cellphone SMS of Fr Reuter is this: In agony, our Lord looked up at the silent sky and said: ‘My God, my God, why has thou forsaken me?’ When you feel abandoned, remember Our Lord was lonely, too.

There was this image 'There Is No Greater Agony' by Mazelle, flickr.com/) that said to me: “Embrace me, she begs. I have encountered forsaken, I have experienced abandoned, I have known lonely.

So have I.

Fr James B Reuter, SJ: Your message has become a private revelation to me; thanks! A new lesson for old me. I am The Boy Who Broke His Own Heart.

Mazelle’s photo I fell in love with the moment I saw it, because the image struck in me a tortured chord (metaphorically speaking), the truth I see in that long caption: ‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.’ This is a photograph that is also a painting, where the content is not found in …