The 7 Last Words of Christ | “Finished”

30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. Meditation on the Sixth Word We are drawing to the end. Jesus has submitted himself to the full brunt and breadth of what God had intended in Jesus’ death. Jesus looks out toward the crowds, both in front of him and those … Continue reading The 7 Last Words of Christ | “Finished”

The 7 Last Words of Christ | “Forsaken”

33 And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:33-34) Meditation on the Fourth Word Jesus thirty-three years on earth were the most turbulent years in the … Continue reading The 7 Last Words of Christ | “Forsaken”

The 7 Last Words of Christ | “Mother”

25 but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to … Continue reading The 7 Last Words of Christ | “Mother”

The 7 Last Words of Christ | “Paradise”

39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 … Continue reading The 7 Last Words of Christ | “Paradise”