Many Christians today celebrate Good Friday, the culmination of Jesus Christ’s humanity, as on this day the Son of God, chooses to accept his faith and be crucified suffering excruciating and very human pain on the Calvary before resurrecting on Easter Day and defeating death.
It is a day when Christians empathise with the suffering Jesus had to endure on behalf of humanity’s sins and for our redemption, accompanied by fasting, prayer and abstinence, embracing the natural human condition of suffering and death, before Easter Sunday when the resurrection of the Christ is celebrated, therefore Life!
One can even say that this is likely the most important day in Christian celebration, and this is day that marks what was to become the symbol of Christianity, the Cross, and something that was inconceivable, a God sacrificing himself out of love for the mortal humans to cleanse them of their sins, and forgiving humans for killing him.
The meaning of this day is that humanity first has to understand the “bad news” which is the condition of sin and looming condemnation looming over humans as sinful creatures, which is followed by the good deliverance, that is understood and embraced only once we see how our ways, materialism and sins enslaved and chained us to our earthly ways. “Righteousness and Peace will kiss each other, the cross of Jesus is where that occurred, when God’s demands…coincided with His mercy, and peace…” Psalms 85:10
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