“One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, ‘Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!’ But the other answered, and rebuking him said, ‘Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.’ And he was saying, ‘Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!’ And He said to him, ‘Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.'” (Luke 23:39-43)
Grace was outpouring when the thieves talked to Jesus about to expire on the cross. One of them tapped the source of mercy but the other did not, because attitude can open or close a person to divine grace. The good thief showed Fear of the Lord, acknowledged Christ as the Savior of Humanity and implored His mercy. The thief aspired Heaven while the other thief desired Earth.
The present generation of Christ’s Second Coming will experience Christ’s Infinite Mercy on the Illumination of Conscience. “Everyone over the age of 7 will have a private encounter with Christ,” relates the article The Warning.
Before leaving the church, at he end of an Eucharistic Hour, I looked intently to the host and asked Jesus if He had a message for the readers of my blog. Christ instilled clearly and unequivocally in my mind: “Seek Me as much as I seek you!” He knows you are a child of God and free to choose between God and Satan. Assume your nobility and embrace God and His Kingdom of Love, Mercy and Forgiveness.