The Seven Last Words

Which of these two thoughts would come more readily to your mind in a difficult situation, especially when dealing with others? “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?” (Matt 27:46); or this one: “Forgive them for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)? In this informative yet easy-to-read book, Father Christopher Rengers, OFM Cap, discusses each of Christ’s Seven Last Words, sentences actually, taken from the Gospels that He uttered from the Cross.

Father Renger’s meditations include background information from Scripture and tradition to help us learn the lessons Jesus gave us in His Passion to become loving, forgiving and persevering Christians. In the third Word, our Lord said to the contrite Good Thief “Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43). May this book help us all to join them there someday! 83 pp.; Paperback