Christ’s Seven Last Words…I was an adult before I heard that there is such a devotion. On Good Friday while we prepare ourselves for Christ’s death on the Cross… it is one of the most perfect ways of uniting yourself to the agony that Christ endured on the Cross. This devotion may be elaborate or it may be very simple. It also may take place in the home or in the Church. I have just provided a simple layout of the ‘Seven Last Words’ or rather the ‘seven last phrases,’ which are Christ’s Last Words as recorded in the Sacred Scripture. I have also provided a picture to go with each. A very simple meditation would be to read the words and just meditate on the picture and what Christ’s words stir in your heart. A more in depth devotion would be to read the Gospel passages which the phrases are pulled from. Either way, it is sure to stir your heart and unite your soul closer to the Lord’s Passion.
Remember, today is nine days before Divine Mercy Sunday, so if you want to do the Novena of the Divine Mercy, today is the day to begin. The Divine Mercy Chaplet prayers and info on the novena can be found in this link. To read more thoughts about Good Friday, click here to read my post from last year. May you have a blessed Good Friday.
“I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
“Woman, behold thy son.” To the disciple, “Behold your mother.” (Luke 19:26-27)
“My God, My God, Why have You abandoned Me?” (Mark 15:34)
“I thirst.” (John 19:28)
“It is finished.” John 19:30