“It is finished, ” what did Jesus mean when he said these words on the cross? Literally, figuratively, what does it mean after all he had been through, all he had tried to do in love, the Sadduces the Pharisees… the 30 pieces of silver. What did he die for that would cause him to call out in his final moments, “It is finished”?
Was it greed that was finished? Hatred, alienation, poverty, violence, lying, racism, judgement… these are finished? All condemned, all crucified? Now rising to the glorious release of God’s unbounded Love embracing the entire world.
Indeed, calling for all “Believers” to rise with it, through his sacrifice, to the true attributes of “God’s” Spirit… not bound by anything. Multi-generational, multi-lingual and ethnic, multi-orientational, multi-gender, in generosity and total love, in truth, forgiveness, compassion and healing, in mutual understanding and patience. In true transformation… Is that what Jesus meant for us to embrace when he said, “It is finished”?
I believe so. But, the greater question is… is that how we strive to live?
Happy Easter, sisters and brothers.