Good Friday is observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.
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I have always respected the importance of this day to my Catholic friends. Although I am Christian, I am not someone who follows tradition strictly. While some people might take the time off on this special day and set some time aside to commemorate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, I feel that every day should be one that should be commemorated because Jesus died for our every day life and not just a single day.
While it is a day of celebration for the resurrection of Jesus, it is also one of glory - in praise of the power and the ability of Christ as the omniscient, supreme being. As one that is the master architect of the world that designs every single living thing.
As a Christian, Good Friday means a lot to me. Christians see Good Friday as a day to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ before he was resurrected from the dead 3 days later. The day is usually spent in quiet and poignant reflection and prayer. My church usually holds a service where we sing hymns and have a little walk through different rooms that each have explanations about the varying aspects of Jesus' death.
It is always a good day to ask oneself of whether you are living a life that is worth the death of Jesus. Set goals that will take you forward in your spiritual life and craft tiny little baby steps that will aid you in reaching your goal. God doesn't ask that we be perfect, He just wants us to try the best that we can the lead the purest life that we can.
Good Friday is an important day in my life where I stop and pause my busy and hectic life, take a breather and spend time with God and come out feeling refreshed and renewed.
Good Friday has always been for me, a time of reflection and thanksgiving, to immerse and soak myself in God’s love for me. It is the day when Jesus allowed himself to be crucified, and gave His life up in exchange for the forgiveness of all our sins.
Despite being a Christian for a long long time, Good Friday never ceases to make me awed by the love of God. How much love does it take for one to die for another, to take someone else’s sin and to pay for their mistakes? This is the time when I truly feel God’s love for His people, and really appreciate how loved I am by God. All I can say is, I can never be grateful enough for what Christ has done for me.
Good Friday is a time when you fast overnight then attend the mass to repair the sins against Jesus and kissing the wounds on Jesus. The liturgy consists of three parts: the Liturgy of the Word, the Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion.
It is always my reflection period. I always ask myself if what I have done so far still make me worthy of what Jesus has given me. Got me thinking about loyalty and forgiveness as Jesus forgave those who tortured him, even the one that betrayed him. I also thought about how ridiculous it is that within the same faith or culture, a small difference can cause a fight or break up a group such as setting up a different type of church. Did Jesus forgive us on varying degree based on our differences?