Friday, April 02, 2010

The Seven Last Words: It is finished

Consummatum est


It is finished
St John xix.30

Tetelestai! Surely the most glorious word in the Greek language. Here it is practically untranslatable!
Fulfilment, consummation, completion.
This is no cry of despair.
This is no horrid realisation that all the work has been for nothing.
This is triumph!
It is orgasmic in its outpouring of strength and life and blood and sheer, pure and uncorrupted personal love for so so many individual people.
The Anointed One has done exactly what He came to do and He has succeeded.
And He receives, in His last moments, confirmation from the Father that His faith is rewarded.
How do we return that love?

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