Friday, March 30, 2018

Good Friday


Today is Good Friday. Nearly 2000 years ago, Jesus was crucified. It was the darkest day for his followers. They did not understand that on the third day he would rise again and bring hope to the world. I wish people could actually see and understand the loving nature of Christ. He wanted us to live in a world without prejudices or greed, a world with hope and inspiration. I honestly think that Christ weeps at the site of the world today. I believe that Jesus is saddened by the state of what many call Christianity today. Today, it is a religion of prejudice, hatred, and greed, when it should be a religion of hope, faith, inspiration, and charity.

Remember that Good Friday is a day to contemplate the suffering that Jesus endured for our salvation.  John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life."

6 comments:

Susan said...

Thank you for the reminder, Joe. I hope you have a beautiful Easter.

AlexandriaVic said...

Simply stated,

AMEN!

Dave R said...

Sorry, did you say something? I was captured by the swords and spear

JiEL said...

You name this day «Good Friday».

How funny to name it that way when Jesus had no big deal «GOOD» time on the cross.

In French we call it «Vendredi Saint», the «Holy Friday».

I like it more our way...

BTW, I'm a Catholic. Are you Catholic ?

Joe said...

I am not Catholic. I’m a member of the Churches of Christ. By the way, the OED states that "good" in this context refers to "a day or season observed as holy by the church." Good is merely the English word for holy in this instance.

JiEL said...

As I'm mainly a French speaking man, I don't always know about all those little English and religious twists.

Thanks for the nice answer.

For «Churches of Christ» I never saw this «Christian church» here in Québec province. We have some Christian churches as Presbyterian, Protestant, Evangelist or Baptist.
Most of the French Québecois are Catholics.
Must tell you that there are not many Québecois that are really practicing their religion. We live by to law of Jesus Christ but not much attending the offices or prayers too.

We have been like «fooled» before the 70s by all the religious fuzz with Catholic Church. Many bishops and priests were taking advantage on the people in many ways.
When we had the «Quiet Revolution» in the 60s, the religion was backed off from the politic side and therefor no more part of the civil and political decisions.

We freed ourselves of the dogmatic teaching of the Catholic Church and till then, all is going better.
You know how in Canada and mostly in Province de Québec, we are more tolerant and acceptance to ALL king of people.
LGBT rights are no issue here like the color of your skin and religion.

Nothing compared to many part of USA today.

Religion isn't a warranty of wisdom and justice.