A way to live at home and with your friends
Always, be ready to forgive family and friends—even under the worst of conditions.
Based on Luke 23:33-43
[A way to live at home and with your friends based on Luke 23:33-43, a reading from The Revised Common Lectionary for the Last Sunday of Pentecost for Sunday, 11/20/16. Jesus has been condemned to be crucified. He is led to a hill, Golgotha, with two criminals. All three are crucified by the soldiers. The soldiers gamble for his clothes. The people watch, but the rulers scoff saying, “Let him save himself.” The soldiers mock him offering vinegar and saying, “Save yourself.” A sign is placed over his head saying, “This is the King of the Jews.” One of the criminals says, “If you are the Christ, save yourself.” The other rebukes him saying, “Don’t you fear God? You are condemned as he is. We justly, but he did nothing wrong.” Then he asks Jesus to remember him when he comes into his kingdom. Jesus replies, “Today you will be with me in paradise.”
A theme: Jesus forgives under the worst circumstances.]