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Updated: Jun 24, 2021

Have you ever been confused by Jesus' last words while on the cross? As we know, the last words He spoke before His Resurrection were, "It is finished." I've always wondered why He said that. Shortly beforehand, He said, "Father, into your hands, I commend my spirit." I've always found that line much more moving and final, so what gives?

I'll admit that this confused (and even bugged) me up until about a month ago, when I read "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist" by Brant Pitre. I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and this short write-up will be an incredibly brief summary of one of its major points, so do your spiritual life and your relationship with the Eucharist a favor and read it!