Crucified not to condemn but to save: The Gift of Good Friday

Posted April 11, 2017 8:21 pm by Julian Paparella

Crucified not to condemn but to save: The Gift of Good Friday

A reflection on the Passion of our Lord
What do we celebrate on Good Friday? Why do we drag ourselves through the Passion year after year instead of skipping right ahead to the joy of the resurrection at Easter? Do we not know that Jesus is risen? Do we suffer from annual amnesia, reliving the same events over and over again?
On Good Friday we will gather in silence before the Cross of Christ. The priests and ministers will prostrate themselves, face down on the floor, solemn before the suffering of Jesus. We will listen to the Passion read from the Gospel of

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