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Christ the King
Luke 23: 33-43

Gaze on the two other men, hanging on their crosses. Though we know nothing about their crimes, we may picture them as nasty, brutish men, surly, dirty and dishevelled even before this execution. Were they violent men who had spent a lifetime harming others? Perhaps they had been brought up unloved and grown a hard shell around their hearts until they didn’t care about anyone, themselves included. Or maybe they had been good honest people driven to steal to feed a family, and desperate to provide for them the only way they could; provoked to rebel by the injustice of the regime. They do not protest their innocence, and one is defiant to the end. Maybe just a tiny portion of him hopes that Jesus could save them after all...

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