Daily Reflection- Good Friday, April 10th, 2020
If these were normal times (unfortunately not), Christians everywhere would flock to the Church today on Good Friday, to venerate the wood of the Cross, mindful of the depth of God’s love for us, and for the world, even to the death of his Son on the cross.
St. John, an eyewitness and the only apostle who did not abandon Jesus at Calvary, gives a detailed and firsthand account (Jn 18:1-19:42) of Jesus’ last hours, retelling how all the earthly powers conspired to put the Son of God to death, but God RAISED him up. Sacred Scripture says: “My servant shall be raised high and greatly exalted...and he shall take away the sins of many, and win pardon for their offenses”, Isaiah 52:13-53:12. And, “Jesus, the Son of God, has passed through the heavens…and when he was made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him”, Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9.
Therefore, Good Friday was God’s way of showing his divine power that death MUST give birth to our salvation. We cannot get to the Resurrection without Good Friday.
Let us pray that moved by the Holy Spirit we may continue to witness and declare to the world that God took death and turned it into life. That God overcame sin through the outpouring of Christ sacrificial love upon the WOOD OF THE CROSS. Amen.
Happy Good Friday!