The authorities reserved crucifixion for the heinous criminals. There, slowly dying on the cross, in agonizing pain, Jesus hung there arms outstretched. While they had not found any crime against Him, Pilate sentenced Jesus I death to calm any potential political uprising.Yet, two men joined Jesus, being crucified alongside him. Criminals. Christ was to be executed in the company of criminals. One of them began to mock Jesus, while the other knew who’s presence he stood in. Two criminals, both equally condemned and rightfully so, yet with two different reactions to understanding that Jesus, the one who claimed He was the Messiah, hung next to them. During this excruciating moment, inching closer to His death, the mission of Jesus still shown through the circumstances. He came to save mankind and all who would follow Him. This moment would be no exception.