Jesus, before he died has left us WORDS that summed up his mission. As God, he forgave our sins. As human, he felt thirst. As a friend, he entrusted us to Mary, His mother. As a teacher, he taught us to humble ourselves before God, even if it means CROSS for us. As a saviour of the world, he taught us to acknowledge our sinfulness before God, so as to be able to be with him in Paradise. Let’s then reflect on his 7 last words and ask Jesus to help us listen with an open heart.
1.”Father, forgive them; for they do not know
what they are doing.” Lk. 23: 34
Pater, dimitte illis, quia nesciunt, quid faciunt.
2. “Truly I tell you, today you will be with
me in Paradise.” Lk.23:43
Hodie mecum eris in Paradiso.
3. “Woman, here is your son;
Here is your mother.” Jn. 19: 26-27
Mulier, ecce filius tuus.
4. “My God, my God, why have you
forsaken me?” Mk. 15:34; Mt 27:46
Deus meus, Deus meus, utquid dereliquisti me?
‘Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?’
5. “I am thirsty.” Jn. 19:28
6. “It is finished.” Jn 19:30
7. ” Father, into your hands
I commend my spirit.” Lk 23: 46
In manus tuas, Domine, commendo