What did Jesus mean when he said this?
the Lamb’s Supper by Scott Hahn has the best and most complete explanation of that last word of Christ that I have ever seen. In short, the life-giving sacrifice, begun at the Last Supper, has been completed and Jesus “gives up His spirit” and dies. Jesus has completed the work His Father sent Him to accomplish.
[quote=BBachman]What did Jesus mean when he said this?
" ‘It is finished’: the prophecies fulfilled, the sacrifice offered, the salvation of the world achieved. …] The Fathers see the Church, the new creation, coming forth from the side of Christ as Eve from the sleeping Adam." A New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture 818g