Faith-in-distress has the infallible promise that one shall be helped; the man having faith-in-distress shall obtain grace. No one shall come in vain, no one ask in vain. This was the faith-in-distress of the thief on the cross: “Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom (Luke 23:42). I love you as an unknown Lord, of whom I know nothing, whom I have never known. But I hear now that you have a kingdom and that you are hanging here because you have said that you are a king. It may indeed be true; I believe you. Now when you come to the place where your kingdom is, do think of me, do remember me then!”

The Lord instantly agreed: “Today you will be with me in paradise.”