Posts Tagged “crucifixion”

Christ’s Thirst for the Love of Souls

After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.”  – John 19:28 When we read these words, we tend to assume that Jesus’ thirst was a bodily thirst.  After all, the man had suffered terrible torture, carried a heavy burden for some distance, and hung suspended on a…

The Passover and the Crucifixion – Advent Calendar/Jesse Tree Reflection for Dec. 10

December 10 (Person – Israelites, Symbol – Lamb) “With a strong hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, that place of slavery.” Exod. 13:14 Read Exod 12:1 – 14:31 Reflection: God’s actions may seem very extreme in this story.  Remember, though, that Pharaoh was subjecting the Israelites to terrible slavery, and demanding an impossible…

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