John 19:25-30 NRSVue

25And that is what the soldiers did.

Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

26When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.

28After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), “I am thirsty.” 29A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to his mouth. 30When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Some thoughts on this scripture

‘He loved us to the end’. Stay with Jesus as “does” this great love for us. As I look over my life, can I recognise the ways I have imitated Him. Have I been able to love?

Can I notice how others I have known have imitated His selfless loving. I am called to love as He has loved me! Talk to Him about this.