Station Eleven: Jesus Promises His Kingdom to the Good Thief
Luke 23: 39-43
Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, "Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us." The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, "Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal." Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." He replied to him, "Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
Jayna Hoffacker | Program Coordinator, Justice and Peace Ministries
Guilt can manifest itself in our lives in countless ways. We may feel as though we have been driven into the ground, immobile under the weight of it. At times, it is a feeling of distance from God; of worthlessness, invisibility, despair. God has not withdrawn from us, however. His mercy is never withheld. He asks only that we turn toward him, trusting that we are infinitely worthy and infinitely loved.