Solemnity of Christ the King Year C
It is never said of a hero that he saved himself and not others. Heroes are always known to save others. Some pay the ultimate cost, others don’t. Christ on the cross is encouraged to save himself; no one understood his mission and that was to save others. Jesus was already saved and the good thief knew that. That is why he was saved, he understood that Jesus wasn’t here to save us from death but to save us for everlasting life.