“Jesus himself did not try to convert the two thieves on the cross; he waited until one of them turned to him.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison
Nickolai Ge, a nineteenth century Russian artist, depicts the thief who turned to Jesus during their crucifixion. His name was said to have been “Dysmas,” which is derived from the Greek word “dysme,” meaning dying.
Ironic, isn’t it?
For Dysmas went to live eternally in paradise that very day.
…he waits until I turn to him.
I have a GIVENNESS NOW to depict the Dysmas direction.