‘Two other men…’ (Luke 23:32)
All four gospels tell of Jesus being crucified between two thieves, but only St Luke’s gospel records the final words of these other men. Why does he include these exchanges? What is it about these unknown, dying men that makes them worth remembering?
Time and time again, Luke’s gospel shows the mercy of God displayed through Jesus to those who feel themselves unworthy of love – does this final scene fully realise Luke’s message? What do these interactions between two criminals tell us about God’s love? And what can we conclude about the impenitent thief?
In this thought-provoking book, Graham Reeves explores the deeper meaning of the other men in Luke’s crucifixion narrative and reflects upon how their responses to Jesus can inform our own faith and understanding of God.