Day 10 – Forgiveness

ONE FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS by Jenny Hawke

10. FORGIVENESS

Jesus is crucified Luke 23: 33-34

When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on his right, the other on his left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”

In my mind I was thinking forgiveness started with the thief of the cross, then for those who condemned Jesus, but it reached out to the whole of creation. The cross wrapped its arms around the earth in that moment and said there is nothing that you can do to Me that will make Me love you less. And since then, forgiveness is repeated and received with every turning of the earth, with each orbit in this beautiful Galaxy. The cross is still there and the message remains the same. We are forgiven. Again and again.