Posts tagged Seven Last Words

The Seven Last Words 4: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”

Monday 24 March 2014

My God, my God, Why have you forsaken me? This isn’t the last words uttered by Jesus from the cross but they are the most terrible. We have see in the first three saying something emerging. The first words speaks about forgiveness, the second about salvation and the joy of Paradise and the third about […]

The Seven Last Words 3: “Behold your Mother.”

Tuesday 18 March 2014

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” In Jesus’ words we are drawn to focus on the wider scene of his crucifixion. What we glimpse is not an unfamiliar scene of distort […]

The Seven Last Words 2: “With me in Paradise.”

Friday 14 March 2014

‘Today you will be with me in Paradise.’ Here we witness the encounter of Jesus and the two thieves that are crucified alongside him. Both criminals would have seen the particular attention that Jesus drew from the religious leaders and leading men of the city. They may have already heard of Jesus before they found […]

The Seven Last Words 1: Father forgive them.

Monday 10 March 2014

“Father forgive them for they know not what they do” Luke 23:34 In Cambridge there is a common called Parker’s Piece that is just outside of the main city centre. Half way across the common is a lamp post that had been named ‘reality check point’. Students some times needing to get away from the […]