November 25, 2019

Luke 23:33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there.

In Luke’s gospel, Jesus says a few things from the cross. He utters a prayer, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” The two criminals being crucified with Jesus also speak and he answers one of them. When we read these in the Bible we often voice them as casual conversations, just everyday talk. But, of course, they weren’t that They were the last words of a dying man gasped out in agony. How hard it would have been to say anything in such a condition. Yet that may have made them most memorable. When people speak from their pain we tend to pay more attention and give the words greater consideration. The phrases recorded in Luke spoke of forgiveness and paradise. When you speak from your own personal pain, of what do you speak?

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