<< But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong. ” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” >>
Luke 23:40-43 (NIV)
That I can pray, talk, ask, sing, praise, ask for forgiveness, repent, to Jesus directly, and He will not condemn me is a truth I know.
Jesus did not condemn the thief who believed in Him and who asked for Salvation.