Consider Christ’s Final Words

We listen intently to the last words of a dying loved one, treasuring every final message. How much more should we treasure the words Jesus spoke to us from the cross? In the Seven Last Words of Jesus, the Franciscan Friars, TOR, at Franciscan University of Steubenville, lead simple yet moving reflections on the meaning of Christ’s dying words to us.

Introduction with Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)

“Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:43)

“‘Woman, behold your son.’ Then he said to the disciple, ‘Behold your mother.’” (John 19:26-27)

“My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46

“‘Father, into your hands, I commend my spirit.’” (Luke 23:46)

“I thirst.” (John 19:28)

“‘It is finished.’” (John 19:30)