St. Dismas, penitent thief + 25.March (translated) c.33

Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.


2 Responses to “St. Dismas, penitent thief + 25.March (translated) c.33”

  1. I believe there is more to the story then we read concerning St Dismas. To be allowed to enter into paradise would mean he did have a good heart and accepted Jesus in his lifetime. I do not think Jesus would let a murderer and defiler of the innocent enter into paradise so easily.

    • Thank you for your comment. I believe to make such a remark, however, is to limit the power of God— the power to forgive even the basest of sinners, even at the very end of life. I wouldn’t circumscribe God, or proclaim exactly what rules God follows when offering salvation. Perhaps the story of Saint Dismas wasn’t historically true, but the lesson, as taught by the church, is that Christ may save even those whom you or I would not. Peace be unto you.

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