Good Friday

Good Friday

Seven Words of Truth and Love From the Cross

They came to the place which is called The Skull. It’s known also to us as Calvary. As Golgotha. A pious legend says that this elevated place was the same small mountain as that where Abraham prepared to offer up his promised son, Isaac. But that seems unlikely, for the temple was built on the only significant nearby high point. One of my seminary professors speculated…

Good Friday Readings and Meditations

First Reading: John 18:1-11 (Jesus is Betrayed by Judas) When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was an olive grove, and he and his disciples went into it. Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. So Judas came to the grove, guiding a…

God in Tension

Good Friday. A term that unbelievers can’t even begin to comprehend, if they ever bother to look beyond the goodness of having a day off from work some time every Spring. Even then, they have to deal with it falling on different days every year, on a schedule that remains incomprehensible unless one knows how that schedule came to be. The world sees nothing good…