Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Placement in Heaven

Kindred,


Before the soldiers crucified Jesus, the soldiers put on him a purple robe and a crown of thorns on his head.  Then beat him over the head, spat on him and made fun of him.  


After Jesus was crucified, the two bandits crucified with him also made fun of Jesus.  


While he crucified, people passing by Jesus taunted him.  


The chief of priests and the teachers of the Law also made fun of Jesus and insulted him, as did the two who were crucified with insulted him.  


Even after the soldiers, the bandits, the people, the chief of priests and the teachers of the Law "won" through crucifixion, it was not enough; and continued make fun, insult and treat Jesus cruelly.   


Did the soldiers, the bandits, the people, the chief of priests and the teachers of the Law feel any compassion toward the crucified or toward the crucifixion of Christ?


And if that was not enough, even the crucified bandits, felt themselves above Christ and made fun and insulted him.  


Isn't it funny that some people feel it is perfectly fine to crucify, make fun, insult and abuse another without regard and then think themselves above the other person?  


And all without regard to that person's placement in heaven?  





  "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see the Lord."                                - Matthew 5:8  Without a pure heart...