Seven last words james martin
Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus by James MartinBased on his talks at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Good Friday 2015, the New York Times bestselling author and editor at large of America magazine offers a portrait of Jesus, using his last words on the cross to reveal how deeply he understood our predicaments, what it means to be fully human, and why we can turn to Christ completely, in mind, heart, and soul.
Each meditation is dedicated to one of the seven sayings:
“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
“Today you will be with me in Paradise.”
“Woman, this is your son” . . . “This is your mother.”
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
“It is finished.”
“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”
With the warmth, wisdom, and grace that infuse his works, Father James Martin explains why Jesus’s crucifixion and death on the cross is an important teaching moment in the Gospels. Jesus’s final statements, words that are deeply cherished by his followers, exemplify the depth of his suffering but also provide a key to his empathy and why we can connect with him so deeply.
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Seven Last Words
To illustrate this radical mercy, Father Martin recalled the story of a father whose son was killed by a drunk driver. Instead of only seeing them as executioners, Jesus saw them as people making horrible decisions, and maybe even being forced into it, Father Martin said. In moments of doubt, it is natural to ask what will happen after death, or what has happened to loved ones, he said. Son, behold your mother. The last time He was that helpless, Father Martin said, is when He was an infant.
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This groundbreaking new book also includes spiritual and biblical resources for LGBT people and their families, friends, and allies. Father Martin offers biblical passages, accompanied by meditations and questions for reflection, to help LGBT people find their place in the church and enter into a deeper relationship with God. New York Times bestselling author James Martin, SJ, offers a vivid and compelling portrait of Jesus based on the Messiah's dramatic last words on the cross. Father Martin shows how deeply Jesus understands our struggles and why we can turn to him completely—in mind, heart, and soul. Based on Martin's homilies at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral on Good Friday , each meditation reflects on one of the seven traditional sayings: "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing. Here is your mother.
March 30, — As Jesus hung on the cross, he uttered seven last phrases of great meaning to those contemplating his passion and death. The tradition was begun in the 17th century by a Jesuit priest in Peru. He developed a service of meditations for Good Friday based on the last words of Jesus, and the devotion spread around the world. Most churches choose seven different speakers. At St.