FATHER, FORGIVE THEM
Of the seven last words of Christ this is the hardest lesson for our Christian lives. Jesus earlier taught, "But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you." (Matthew 5:44).
Jesus, on the cross, proved here that he lived true to his teaching. These barbaric soldiers, assigned to the gruesome task of murdering God's Son, were nailing Jesus to the cross, while listening to him pray, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing." (Luke 23:34).
How could they have comprehended such an anomaly?! This confounds the fallen human intellect. It butts heads with all conventional wisdom.
The largest room in the world is the room for improvement.
6/4/19 10:14 am