Mercy has the last word: Today, you will be with me in paradise
Pastor Rob Myallis   -  

Lent 2 (February 25, 2024)

“Today you will be with me in Paradise”; Jesus, Luke 23:43

We long for paradise, a world in which mercy has the last word and God’s peace reigns.  But so much evidence mounts in our lives that the opposite is true: armed violence writes the story of judgement and retribution.

In this story, we hear of Jesus extending beautiful mercy to a man who has been justly condemned.   In this case, mercy has the last word!  What about in our lives?  What gives us the audacity to hope for mercy?  A reflection on the cross, mercy and…heat packs.

The artwork was drawn by a 1st grader who was listening to the sermon.