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”


Note: I saw this sculpture on the side of the Church of Santa Maria in Viana, Spain – a town I stayed in and walked through on the Camino de Santiago. I was notable because it is rare that I have seen such artwork of the crucifixion where Jesus is presented with the robbers to either side. It thus reminded me of one of the most encouraging and one of my favorite lines of scripture — “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”>

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  1. #1 by Barbara Tucci on April 18, 2014 - 12:54 pm

    God bless you for such an inspiring post on Good Friday. Continued prayers for safe travels, my friend.

  2. #2 by George on April 19, 2014 - 1:22 am

    Someone said and I paraphrase ..” Jesus was not crucified between 2 candlesticks in a cathedral rather between 2 thieves at Golgotha. ” Consequently it is that much more important for us to spread the good news to the lost.

    Thank you for your posts and photographs. Truely inspirational. Wish you a meaningful Easter for tomorrow.

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