I am curious to know the OO interpretation of St. Luke 23:43, where Our Lord tells the thief on the Cross, "Today you will be with me in Paradise." How could the thief be with Jesus in Paradise "today" when Jesus did not rise from the tomb until three days later?
I would say that it's not the Gospel of Logic. You're right, it doesn't make sense in a literal, logical way. But you know what does make sense? God having grace on this poor thief for the condition of his heart and his faith. It is a lesson to us about forgiveness, not an airtight ontological lockdown. The Holy Scriptures are full of factual errors and inconsistencies, but that doesn't mean they do not contain the Truth.
For example (out of many such examples):
What did the Lord instruct his disciples to take with them on their travels while preaching repentance and healing the sick? In Matthew 10:10, He instructs them to take nothing with them, and he specifies that this should not include staffs or sandals. However, according to Mark 6:8-9, He instructs them to take nothing with them except for staffs and sandals.
My point is just that it doesn't matter if it doesn't make perfectly logical sense. The above contradiction doesn't matter because the point is that they were sent out with little provisions. It was a difficult decision, and they were deprived of many creature comforts.
Likewise, the point of the story you are asking about is that the thief was saved from his sins by God's grace, despite the life he had lived.