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Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #507 Jamie McCoskey / November 12, 2013

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas.

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“And if this takes the pain away, so be it.”

While in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus kept asking God if there was any other way to take the pain away. Jamie McCoskey used similar words. There is something divine about giving our bodies to others. Though McCoskey didn’t have a choice of whether or nor to die, he wanted the sacrifice of his body to mean something. We give our bodies to something daily. Why not give your body to alleviating the pain of others?

I invite pray the last words of Jamie McCoskey:

“And if this takes the pain away, so be it.”

Amen.

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