Finally, the work of Love by Jesus is done. He utters the decree in His last breath and words: “It is finished.”
Mary is there underneath the foot of The Cross. John is beside her.
John would reflect later upon this moment in His Gospel, in its third chapter. “The Son of Man came down from Heaven…and the Son of Man must be lifted up, just as that metal snake was lifted up by Moses in the desert (to bring healing to those dying in sin)…then everyone who has faith in the Son of Man will have eternal life. God so loved the world that He gave His only Son ( in this way) that whosoever believes in Him will have eternal life.”. (Jn.3)
The Crucified Lord Jesus is on Whom we believe: God’s only Son, sent to save us.
By Your Mercy, Lord save us!
See Jesus in this Holy Offering. Know that the Holy Mass presents the One and the Same Jesus of Offering. The Lamb once slain, Who does no more, but is presented to people of the world as their offering for sin.
As it was said at Jesus’ trial: “Behold the Man.”. Perhaps now the Cross now stands as our trial for acceptance or denial of Him– can we behold Him Who died for our sins, so as to save us, and live in us, making Peace with God between the sinner and The Sacred.