Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday on the Christian calendar.

I've actually never understood the name because it is the saddest and most somber of all the days in Holy Week. I know there are people who don't even like to acknowledge (I can't use the term "celebrate" because that just seems bizarre) this day, because for them it's all about Easter Sunday. They only want to participate in the glorious Easter celebrations and enjoy the uplifting message of Easter Sunday.

For me, Easter cannot be fully celebrated without going through the process of Holy Week, and that, of course, includes Good Friday. Because the glory of Easter is only appreciated in the sorry of Good Friday. Therein lies the miracle, after all.

It's really not all about bunnies and eggs now, is it? For anyone who's lost loved ones and looks forward to seeing them again on the other side, it's about Good Friday, followed by Easter Sunday. It may be Friday, but Sunday's coming!

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