The Last Words of Jesus - Part III

by Thomas Sitio of Jesus (Gene Boehmann)

Meditation on the First Word

"It was the sixth hour and they crucified him."

"Father, forgive them, they know not what they do."
"Pater, di mitte illis, non enim sciunt, quid faciunt"

"A pack of evildoers surround me like wild dogs. They ring me round like a herd of wild bulls ~ strong bulls of Basan.
"Like lions roaring for their prey. All who see me scoff at me, they mock me with parted lips, they wag their heads.
"He relied on the Lord, let him deliver him, let him rescue him if he loves him." Psalm 22

"How deep is the mine of God’s wisdom, of His knowledge; how inscrutable are His judgments, how undiscoverable his ways." Romans 11:33

"Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." The Lord’s Prayer

"This is the greatest love a man can show, that he should lay down his life for his friends." Jn 15:13-14

"I have a new commandment to give you, that you are to love one another; that your love for one another is to be like the love I have borne you." Jn 13:34-35

"Love is patient, is kind, love feels no envy; love is never perverse or proud, never insolent, does not claim its rights, cannot be provoked, does not brood over injuries, takes no pleasure in wrong doing, but rejoices at the victory of truth; sustains, believes, hopes, endures to the last." 1Cor. 13:4-7

Continued in subsequent Oblate Sharings