The seven last words of Christ

Good Friday: pause, meditate, pray.

Why not take advantage of a beautiful tradition of the Church initiated in the 17th century by a Jesuit from Peru? Meditate on the moments when, according to the Gospels, Jesus spoke his last seven words while on the cross.

Meditating on these words while praying for those who, in so many countries of the world today, suffer injustice, thirst and isolation.

To God: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

To the “good thief”: “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

To Mary, his mother: “Woman, behold your son”... and to John: “Behold your mother.”

To God, his Father: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

To all: “I thirst.”

To the world: “It is finished.”

To God: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”

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