MARY, OUR MOTHER

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Giotto, fresco from Scrovegni Chapel, Crucifixion
SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #575
THE SEVEN LAST WORDS ON THE CROSS

I. The First Word

And Jesus said: "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." (Luke 23:34)


BLASPHEMY: The scoffers spoke contemptuously of the power of Jesus, of His Divinity, and of His royal dignity as the Messiah or king of the Jews.



  [From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]
(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)



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