Friday, March 29, 2013

Jesus Friday

Children don’t get it.  Why do they call it Good Friday?  I remember the explanations.  Yes, it was bad what they did to Jesus, but it was good that he died for our sins.  We celebrate the good day with black fabric draped over crosses.  We treat the good day with somber tones.

I don’t think adults get it either.  The cross is good, although it hurt.  Jesus suffered and blessed us through it.  Even for us, suffering can be good because through the pain God speaks.  The pain allows us to hear him.

The real good in the day is the person of Jesus.  He is truly good.  There is none good but God alone.  Good Friday is the day when Jesus fulfilled his goodness. 

Maybe we should call it Jesus Friday.