Animal (and human) sacrifices in Mosaic law and similar practices in Christianity. Might be suitable for sacrificial aspect of Jesus' death on cross or of Eucharist too.

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According to the Catholic Church, if the penitent thief had died before Jesus, would he have had to wait for his reward?

At his crucifixion Jesus told the repentant evildoer, "Today you will be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43). As that grueling day drew to a close, the legs of the two evildoers were broken to hasten ...