Week beginning: 10th April, 2016

By Mark Cawson | Manchester

"Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him… One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, 'Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!' But the other rebuked him, saying, 'Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.' And he said, 'Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.' And he said to him, 'Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.'"

Luke 23:32, 39-43 (ESV)

Meditating about the Cross this last Good Friday, I was particularly drawn to Luke's account of the two criminals who died with Jesus. The two criminals were bound (as we all are) to either reject Jesus or embrace him. Whatever our earthly misdemeano

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