At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and teachers of the law, met together, and Jesus was led before them. “If you are the Christ,” they said, “tell us.” Jesus answered, “If I tell you, you will not believe me, and if I asked you, you would not answer. But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God.” They all asked, “Are you then the Son of God?” He replied, “You are right in saying I am.” Then they said, “Why do we need any more testimony? We have heard it from his own lips.“
My new friend Jesus and I were still talking when the temple guards came in. They took Jesus and told him the high priest wanted to talk to him. Before he left, he touched my arm reassuringly. When Jesus was gone, the darkness and gloom seemed to close in on me. I suddenly became anxious, pacing in my cell and I started to feel confused. I couldn’t understand how much this Jesus had affected me.
I can’t deny that the short time we had spent together were the best 3 hours of my life. I felt for the first time in my life free form fear and loneliness. Jesus did not see me as a thief ,but as a person. I really appreciated that more than he could possibly ever know. I hoped they bring him back to me.
Jesus, I’ve been a loner all my life, always restless and confused. I have been judged and judged others harshly. Can you help me to accept others the way you have accepted me?
With St. Dismas we Pray:
Dear God, come into my life and let your light shine on the path you choose for me. Let me accept others the way your Son has accepted me.
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