the Mother of God
husband of Mary
fisherman and foundation
whom Jesus loved
Text by Victor
A Hope to Catch His Eye
stood with Jesus' mother while he hung dying on the cross. The soldiers
kept them at a distance; they had no time for a victim's loved ones
or their pity. His enemies continued cursing him. The cries of thieves
crucified with him filled the air. The women could only stand by, hoping
their eyes would meet his and Jesus would see them there.
They heard his last words:
forgive them for they do not know what they are doing."
day you will be with me in Paradise."
into your hands I commend my spirit".
Then his last cry, his bowed head and limp body told them he was dead.
took his body and prepared it quickly for burial, since the Passover
feast had almost begun. Joseph of Arimathea offered them a tomb in a
nearby garden. They buried Jesus' body at once. Mary Magdalene made
a mental note of the tomb's location. She planned to come back at the
first opportunity to anoint the body and wrap it properly in burial
cloths. Then, numb with grief, she went back with the others to wait
till the end of the Feast.
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