“Oggi tu sarai con me in paradiso” (Lc. 23,39-43). Misericordia Divina nell’anima di un malfattore
“Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise” (Luke 23:39-43): Divine Mercy in Malefactor’s Soul
The narrative about two malefactors accompanying Jesus in his agony on the cross (Luke 23,39-43) is sometimes considered the summit of the Gospel of St. Luke. The criminal who in the moment of his agony confesses in Jesus the innocent and just Savior seems to be one of many personages of Luke’s Gospel who in the most dramatic moment of their life discover the mystery of the Merciful God. Their plea and confidence in Jesus does not remain without an answer. The moment of the dramatic trial becomes also the moment of the salutary encounter with Divine Mercy. This true makes the narrative worth being discovered, especially in the context of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.