After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfil the scripture), ‘I am thirsty.’ A 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. When Jesus had received the wine, he said, ‘It is finished.’ Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19.28-30)
The clock stops, the universe stops, time itself stops, history seems to crumple. God is dead. ‘It is finished’.
Lord, have mercy upon us
and forgive us,
for we know not what we do.