On This Day We Call Good Friday
Posting No. 1,
6:11 A.M. We call this day good but how can we? Yes, I know why we
call it Good Friday, but when we call it good we ignore His suffering
and His death. In our greed, selfishness, and ego we call this day good.
Yet Christ died on this day not to preserve our greed, selfishness, and
ego but to save the best part of us. Christ died to save the container
within us that holds His love, His grace, His mercy, and His passion.
This is the day of the year that I wish would end quickly for it is a
day of mourning and grief. Every minute I am constantly thinking about
His suffering. We call this day good only because of ourselves. We are
to die with Him on this day. Yet He has spared us from knowing fully
about all that He suffered.
Posting No. 2, 7:19 A.M. Are we going to go about this day as if
it is like every other day? Are going to pretend that on this day
darkness did not come over the world? Are we going to go about our daily
routine and do our daily jobs and not remember. On this day of
remembrance, mourning, and grief, are we not going to remember, mourn,
and grieve? Sadly, for most people they will not remember, they will not
mourn, and they will not grieve. In a few hours I will stand before
homeless men who have no hope, no inspiration, no perspective, and who
are totally lost in life. I will deliver a seminar to help them as I do
each week. However, on this day of sadness I hope the Lord keeps me a
little more subdued and a little more humble. For Christ died on this
day of darkness and I am grieving a bit now. Yes, I know there is a
Sunday. You know it too. However, when you truly love someone with all
your heart, all your soul, and all your might and that person suffers
then you suffer with them. And He suffered as no other person suffered.
And I do love Him with as much of my heart, soul, and might that I have.
Posting No. 3,
8:21 A.M. Maybe I should not take this all so personally.
Maybe I should just occupy my mind with other things. Maybe I should be
"objective", cold, heartless, and selfish about Christ death
on the Cross. Then again, I do not have that kind of heart. He is my
friend, my supporter, my source of new things to post here, he is my
Savior. I cannot be objective, cold, heartless, and selfish for He has
molded me and shaped me. He has given me a sensitive heart to pour out
this kind of personal grief for the world to see and know about. I will
post again in a few hours.
Posting No. 4, 2:18 P. M. What must the Blessed Virgin Mary have felt on
this day? Who could even begin to fathom the pain in her heart? What
must the other Mary and John have felt on this day so long ago. None of
us is capable of knowing or even speculating what was in their hearts as
they watched our Savior die. What do we feel about Him? Do we die with
Him? Do we take in His love and immerse ourselves in His mercy? What
grips us about this day?
Posting No. 5, 3:41 P.
M. It is believed by not documented that Christ died about three
o'clock in the afternoon. There had been an earthquake and the sun had
gone dark. All day the Blessed Virgin, the other Mary, and John had been
there. What devastation they must have experienced! What doubts must
have filled the minds and hearts of Christ's apostles and followers!
What darkness had fallen upon the world. We can look forward to Sunday.
However, none of these people could look forward to anything. All they
could do was weep. What devastation the power of Satan and evil had
wrought! What devastation the power of Satan loves to bestow upon the
world! Do we still weep or have we become hardened and uncaring?
Posting No. 6, 5:24 P. M. The Lord's body would have been taken down
from the Cross by this time of the day. It is the end of the workday for
most people. It is time to go home, to relax, and to rest. It is time to
put the day behind you. However, do you suppose the Lord wants you to
put what happened to Him behind you? It has been a long day. This
particular Friday is always the day of the year I dread the most. It is
the day that never seems to come to an end if you spend it in
remembrance, in grief, and in mourning. What do we do now? We keep
remembering while the rest of the world either forgets or goes about
pretending this day never happened.
Please email this page to a friend if the Lord leads you to do so.