A day for reflection
Although Good Friday is a day of mourning, it also calls for reflection of sins. Christians focus on forgiveness. Luke 23:34 of the Bible says that after being crucified Jesus uttered the words, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” The last call for forgiveness is in some way hope for his followers to start over on a new note. Hence, a reason to affirm their faith in Christ and hope for pardon on Judgement Day.
Paving way for Easter
All said and done, Good Friday is but a solemn affair. “Different countries have mixed approaches to celebrating the day. Some call it ‘Black Friday’, ‘Bad Friday’, ‘Holy Friday’ or even ‘Easter Friday’. It is the convergence of Jesus’s suffering and the hope for resurrection,” says Father De Sales.
So depending on how you look at it, Good Friday can be depressing but can also mean preparation to receive the joy of Easter. It is thereby, the hope for salvation that brings out the ‘better’ in Good Friday.
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