These words can be a little confusing. When I read them I can’t help but think, “Really, Jesus?”
Because we all know that when He said these words there was still the resurrection to come . . . all the ways the Holy Spirit comes to us . . . and even how Jesus comes to us in the Mass every day through the Holy Eucharist.
So what exactly was Jesus talking about when He said, “It is finished”?
As the new year began, I was still jobless and doubting that it was God’s plan for me to make such a big move in just a few months. However, I went to daily Mass one day and found myself begging God to help me understand what He had planned for me. I remember praying over and over, “Lord, give me the grace to follow you, even unto death.”
Growing up, I was the typical nerd. I was always the student in class who would raise their hand saying, “I have a question … ” (I learned quickly not to stand up, wave my hands, and yell … thanks to first grade.) I just loved asking all types of questions. I still do.
“Do you trust me?” says Aladdin to the skeptical Jasmine. She’s nervous. Scared. Hesitant. He’s on a flying carpet that doesn’t look safe, even if you do “keep your hands and arms inside the carpet at all times.” But she gets on. Jasmine is ready for another adventure because she knows he’s trustworthy from their encounter in the street. “Do you trust me?” God says to me.
I recently wrote a blog called, “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About College.” Anyway, I’m feeling good, and believe me, there are plenty of things you’ll want to know about college before you go. So here is some extra credit just for you.
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