Friday, April 06, 2007

This was love

There was a written notice above him, which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!" But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong." Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."

3 comments:

Lydia said...

Thank you, Cherie, for that -- what a beautiful message for this, my favorite holiday of all. Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!

Katrina said...

Amen!

As one who should certainly be hanging there instead, I am grateful every day for the one who paid the price for me.

Happy Easter!

RosieBoo said...

You know, that's one of my favorite parts of the Easter story that sometimes gets so overlooked. The thief on the cross, in an instant, granted forgiveness and eternal life...just like we are. Yep, that is love.