For many, Good Friday is a day of reflection – one day of quiet in a busy year of activity.
While some people will be considering the painful journey of Jesus on His way to Calvary on Good Friday, others see the Easter period as an opportunity to enjoy a holiday or just a time away from work.
We read in scripture that at the death of Jesus on the first Good Friday, darkness covered the land. Nowadays, at Easter, the lights go out in our cinemas and if we choose, we can settle back with a carton of popcorn and be entertained by the imagery on the silver screen. Or we can go shopping, get a feed at a restaurant or attend a football match.
Let’s make Good Friday a day of reflection and reconciliation rather than allow its significance to disappear into the cash registers of our entrepreneurs and profiteers. The 30 pieces of silver Judas earned on this day 2,000 years ago led only to his destruction.
Maybe Jesus could see how we would allow the memory of His suffering and death to slowly disappear behind a wall of entertainment and enjoyment when He told the crowd lining the roadway to Calvary. “Don’t cry for me…..cry for yourselves and for your children”.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s faith.