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Neil Paynter & Peter Millar

Reflections on the words from the Cross

This Easter book is not about easy answers. The words of Jesus from the Cross are difficult and challenging. And yet the fact that they emerge from a situation of human agony gives them huge relevance for our times. And the God whom Jesus addresses from the Cross remains at the heart of humanity and continues to weep with us.

Each contributor to the book shares what a particular word means to her or him. These various reflections will enable the reader to encounter the words of Jesus in new ways; to be spiritually refreshed in order to listen more tenderly to the cries and longings of our sisters and brothers around the world.

Includes reflections by Jan Sutch Pickard, Ruth Burgess and others, and an introduction by Donald Eadie.




220 pages

ISBN 9781849520768




A note on how the words from the Cross came together

‘Forgive them, Father. They don’t know what they are doing’

‘I promise you that today you will be in Paradise with me’

‘Woman, here is your son … Here is your mother’

‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’

‘I thirst’

‘It is finished’

‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit’

Beyond words

Good Friday prayer

For Holy Saturday: Angel in Camden Town Market


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