Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” - Luke 23:42
This is the final illustration for forgiveness from the life of Jesus. On Calvary, Jesus promises full and complete forgiveness to the thief who is dying beside Him. The nitpickers among us are less than pleased to hear him given eternal joy after a life of evil. Jesus, however, is simply doing what God has gone on doing through the ages: “Ask and you will receive.”
In prayer we come to Calvary and listen to Jesus.