One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding Jesus and saying, ‘Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!’
But the other rebuked him, saying, ‘Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.’ Then he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’
Jesus replied, ‘Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.’
The cross on the left (representing the thief who derided Jesus) is formed from an Irish cross at Kilfenosa, County Clare, Ireland. The cross in the center (representing Jesus) is from an Irish cross at Monasterboice, County Louth. The cross on the right (representing the thief who “extends his hands” to Jesus is from a cross at Killinaboy, County Clare.