7 PM April 14, 2017
It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Having said this, he breathed his last. Luke 23:44-46
Jesus has been faithful unto death. What more is there to say? And yet, in the midst of his final breaths, our Lord manages to forgive.
The whole of creation grieved when Jesus died.
Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding of Sunday’s text and after the readings ask the question, How emotional is Jesus’ journey to the cross to you?
Friday: Crucifixion (Good Friday), Luke 23:32-47
Saturday: Burial of Jesus, Luke 23:48-56