I think most of the time I’m the thief on the left cross. I’m tempting Jesus. I’m yelling at Him. I’m talking to Him like he’s my equal. “Hey if you’re really God do this. Hey Jesus, if you really love me, get me out of (insert impossible situation here). And if you do, (insert impossible promise here that I’ll break in a week).” I’m the thief on the left.
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Have you ever been talking to that friend – the one who acts like a teenage philosopher, frequently dismissing God and faith and organized religion with their own brand of “logic” and (what they believe to be) “common sense?”
I had a lot of those friends in high school. I had a lot of those teachers and those professors, too. Some were annoying. Others were lost. Still others were carrying some deep-seeded hurts in their life and God and the Church became easy targets to blame.
The most common question I heard from my self-proclaimed agnostic and atheist friends was, “If God is forgiving and all-loving, why does this God send people to Hell?”
Olivia, Mark Hart, and Fr. J talk about one man’s death letting all of us into Heaven.