What about the other thieve?
Police departments around the world have funny stories about the dumb things crooks do that get them caught.
Think about the thief on the cross that mocked and rejected Jesus.
Talk about a dumb thing to do.
What would it have hurt to have called upon Jesus to take him to paradise like the other thief?
What if there was even a 1% chance that Jesus was who he said he was? The current prospects for the thief was 0%.
Yet no matter how hard you try, you cannot convince someone who does not want to be convinced. You can’t save the world, even Jesus couldn’t. All you can do is give people every opportunity available and leave the rest up to them.
The ONE THING for today: Preacher or parishioner, the best you can do is give the invite and share the good news. After that, you can only trust God and hope and pray.
Here’s hoping and praying that this Easter will save lives and give hope and encouragement around the world. We need it so very bad.