Jesus was crucified on a hill called “The Skull.”
That day there were two others crucified with him. One man at his right, the other at his left. They were criminals.
So there was one innocent man and two guilty men hanging there in front of the crowds. Some following Jesus to mourn, others gathered to see the spectacle of Roman execution.
The first words the criminals heard from Jesus were a prayer for the very people now putting them each to death.
He prayed, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
The two men had very different responses to him.