Last year I posted on the meaning of “Good” in “Good Friday.” Today my thoughts go more to the stunned awe that the Cross of Christ inspires. My love for Jesus always makes a reading of the Passion painful, especially read aloud in worship, and most especially if I am the one doing the reading. […]
Vocabulary Lesson: And Why Do We Call it “Good Friday”?
For a lot of people Good Friday brings one question to mind: Why ‘Good’? If I love Jesus and want to follow him, how can I say that the day he died was ‘Good’? It sounds like I should be jumping with joy. I can’t read the Gospel accounts without tears. English speakers have called […]