Jesus’ interaction with the good thief, as He is dying, gives us hope that no matter how far we stray from the narrow path, Jesus will always be there to embrace us if we approach him with remorse and repentance.
Jesus is a contradiction that people could not understand in His time and in our time as well. Through pain and suffering, this King Redeemer takes us to the heavenly kingdom, an idea completely alien to those immersed in the allures of this world.
The Resurrection is a truth that is beyond the grasp of mere human understanding. It takes submission to grace that allows us to overcome the empty tomb of despair and pain to embrace the serenity and peace of Easter.