Paradise Now (Show Mercy)

Luke 23:32-43

During his last hours Jesus was not consumed with rage and resentment but was instead found so full of mercy and compassion he could listen to and see the two men next to him who shared his fate-a criminal's death on a cross. One hurled insults, the other asked for mercy. Jesus gave immediately to the one who asked. What kind of man (God) is this who bestows mercy so freely in the midst of such intense, undeserved suffering? How can we ask for, and receive, this mercy from the suffering savior?