But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34A NASB)
My favorite words of Jesus are some of his final words. As He hung on the cross, about to die, He asked God to forgive His tormentors because they didn’t understand what they were doing.
I think what Jesus was asking God to do extends past the people who were there that day. Maybe Jesus also asked God to forgive us.
Think about it. If you were perfect, then you wouldn’t need Jesus. Your imperfection was on Him and on the cross. He took that inner filth of yours to the grave with Him. All of this happened because we can’t understand why we still fall into the patterns of doing wrong. We can’t even begin to fathom what kind of love that is, that someone would willingly give themselves for all people because they love all people.
Unfathomable? Yes. But even still, we don’t need to avoid what we can’t understand. By seeking God and wanting to work with Him, you become a little closer to Him every day.