Daily Word Of God
Luke 23:35-40a, 42-43
The people stayed there before the cross watching Jesus. As for the leaders, they jeered at him. ‘He saved others,’ thet said ‘let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.’ The soldiers mocked him too, and when they approached to offer him vinegar they said, ‘If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.’ Above him there was an inscription: ‘This is the King of the Jews’.
One of the criminals hanging there abused him: ‘Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us as well.’ But the other spoke up and rebuked him. ‘Have you no fear of God at all?’ he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ ‘Indeed I promise you,’ he replied ‘today you will be with me in paradise.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Today, the universal Church celebrates the Feast of Jesus Christ, The King of all kings in this world.
- Monarchs all over the world accept homage and valuable gifts from their subjects. Jesus received taunts and insults instead. What kind of King is Jesus?
- It was the good criminal who through the Holy Spirit acknowledged Jesus’ divine May we always be true to our one and only King of our lives, our world and of all Creation.