Thursday, April 9, 2009

GOOD FRIDAY

Today is Good Friday. Bloggers must observe this solemn day. Forget those issues circulating around the blogosphere. Attend Christian masses and gatherings. Once you’re free, navigate to the site I discovered, the Sharefaith. For others who do not know the significance of Good Friday, please read the following paragraphs.



Good Friday is perhaps the most solemn and profound memorial of the numerous Christian holy days on the liturgical calendar. Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and falls on the last Friday before Easter. It is the pinnacle of Holy Week, and Christians observe this day with great humility and reverence. The purpose behind the solemn presentation is to create an awareness of grief over the sacrifice of God's only begotten Son.

According to many bible scholars there are two possible origins for the name "Good Friday". The first may have come from the Gallican Church in Gaul (modern-day France and Germany). The name "Gute Freitag" is Germanic in origin and literally means "good" or "holy" Friday. The second possibility is a variation on the name "God's Friday," where the word "good" was used to replace the word "God," which was often viewed as too holy for commoners to speak.

To many Christians, Good Friday is felt as a day of sorrow. It is a time to grieve over the sin of man and to meditate upon the love that God has so generously bestowed upon humanity in giving His only Son for the redemption of sin.

Jesus died for us. This is his sacrifice to us. If we looked into ourselves and asked this question, “Am I willing to die also for others?

Think of it.
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3 comments:

The Pope said...

A post we can relate and reflect, a blessed Good Friday kaibigan, and thank you for leading us to Sharefaith (www.faithclipart.com).

Desert Aquaforce said...

Good Friday is the day we commemorate the Lord's Passion.

The message of Good Friday is that the dictum of "an eye for an eye" will no longer work. The way to conquer evil is through good and the way to overcome violence is through non-violence, and hatred is won by love.

Josh of Arabia said...

amen bro!. its our responsibility as christian and as writer, to reflect with solemness

we supposed not to work on easter but our boss arrived from saudi.
rgds