“Good” Friday

Today is a holy day. It’s not considered much of a holiday in our society at large, though since I work at a Christian institution, our offices are closed. It’s been a good day of rest.

We Christians recall Jesus’ crucifixion today. There is a certain irony to the name “Good Friday.” Regardless of the etymology, referring to the day as “good” strikes anyone who knows something about crucifixion as deeply ironic.

God brought infinite good to the world through the events of that day. God’s reverses many aspects of what a fallen world regards as assured (cf. Jesus’ resurrection). It makes today a source of reassurance to people in whatever circumstances they find themselves.

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