To Lutherans Good Friday is the most important day of the year. I always regretted that Mormons do not properly celebrate Easter.
Thank heavens for Johann Sebastian Bach whose Passions relate God’s suffering like no other.
Good Friday is the day that God died and if there is a redeeming feature in Christianity, it has got to be that God became a mortal and suffered like every human being.
It doesnâ€™t undo the suffering but gives it meaning by acknowledging and sanctifying it.
Thanks to Ned Flanders for inspiring this thought!
PS: Since it’s Easter, some free advice to Joel Osteen: you have a lot to answer for, man. A little more emphasis on suffering would do your parishioners a lot of good.