One of the criminals hanging with Jesus insulted him, “So you are the Messiah? Save yourself, and us as well!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Have you no fear of God, you who received the same sentence as he did? For us it is just: this is payment for what we have done. But this man has done nothing wrong.” And he said, “Jesus, remember me, when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus replied, “In truth I tell you, today, you will be with me today in paradise.”
READ: This is the King of the Jews.
REFLECT: Those who wrote the inscription on the cross wanted to make a joke at the expense of Jesus. Yet they were only stating the truth. Christ is really a king, not only of the Jews but of the whole universe. But he is a king of love.
PRAY: Let us tell the crucified Christ that we want no other King but him.
ACT: Today buy yourself a small ornamental cross and wear it proudly.