Good Friday

There can be no new life without death to the old life just as there can be no hope for something new without the suffering of the present.

And so on this day, Good Friday, Jesus has died.

Arrested, tried, convicted, beaten, spit upon, mocked, and crucified…Jesus, the Son of God, has died.  Jesus, our God, our Lord, and our Savior, has died.

Now the Father knows what it is to lose his first-born; the Son knows what it is to be hated and victimized; the Spirit knows what it is to grieve the suffering and evil of our dark world.

And so on this day, Good Friday, Jesus has died.

For the sake of bringing new life out of death to the old life, there is hope for the new in the midst of our present suffering.

One response to “Good Friday

  1. Yes, and when we were baptized into Christ, we died with Him. And now every cross we take up to follow Him, is a participation in His Cross; and so every cross we take up now offers the possibility of transformation into a life indestructible! Great is the mystery of the Cross.

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