Over the years I have thoughtful friends who text me “Happy Good Friday” as a form of well wishes because they thought it to be a happy occasion especially since it’s a public holiday. I’ll always use that chance to share with them what Good Friday is about and how we Catholics ‘celebrate’ it. Then almost automatically they’ll feel bad when they realized that that day really actually commerates the death of Jesus. But I’ll be quick to have Easter Sunday in the picture and how we celebrate His death and resurrection. I still love them very much!
What is Good Friday? Well that’s simple to answer. It’s basically the passion of the Lord.
But Why does Jesus have to die? Text book answer of course is to save us. But reading this explanation from CS Lewis really helped to shed some light. The web also led to an explanation from Pope John Paul
Go ahead and read it!
Blessed Good Friday everyone!