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Unformatted text preview: tching his breath in anguish whispered, “Father, forgive
them; for they know not what they do”. In his hour of death, in great pain and suffering, Jesus yet
with compassion and love for humanity, asked the father in heaven to forgive all of them who
had done these horrible things to him. Meanwhile, the soldiers nailed a superscription on the top
of his cross with words written in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew saying “THIS IS THE KING OF
THE JEWS”. They lifted and erected his cross in the center of the two hanged thieves and cast
lots on his clothes. For it is written in the scripture “They parted my rainment among them, and
for my vesture they did cast lots” (John 19:234). Standing by the cross of Jesus is his mother,
Mary the wife of Cleophas and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple
standing by, he said to his mother, “Behold thy son!” and to his disciple “Behold thy mother!”
Then the disciple took his mother home.
Knowing all things are now accomplished and the scripture written about him now
realized, Jesus said, “I thirst...
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- Spring '13