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I now know a little more deeply why we call it 'Good' Friday - it is good because it reveals the heart of a Good God of boundless merciful love who Himself knows our pain and who, in His Son, transforms it all by redemptive love.
1 posted on 04/10/2009 9:54:57 AM PDT by tcg
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A little anecdote to share.

At work yesterday, I mentioned I was taking Good Friday off. Two co-workers asked me why, and the first one murmured, “I guess it’s a Catholic thing.” I was puzzled, and explained, “There’s no Easter Sunday without Good Friday.”

The second one replied, “We just celebrate Easter.”

One had been raised Mormon (but had left that church). The first one, I don’t know about.


2 posted on 04/10/2009 10:00:51 AM PDT by thecodont
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The Law of Unintended consequences.

It always surfaces with government micro-management.

3 posted on 04/10/2009 10:23:59 AM PDT by wintertime
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My memories of Lent are as a Catholic school student.

Every Friday afternoon we were herded into a dank and dark church and then commanded to “meditate” upon horrific examples of torture and abuse, complete with very graphic statues depicting the events. As Lent moved into spring, the hot and humid weather of Philadelphia added to discomfort of the unairconditioned church.

Geeze! I would call this emotional child abuse! If children were exposed to similar torture ( of a different person) in a film, photos, or statues, the child protection workers would be making arrests.

Personally, I am a faithful Christian, but I prefer to focus on the Ressurection. Good Friday? I want nothing to do with it.

5 posted on 04/10/2009 10:32:48 AM PDT by wintertime
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

16 posted on 04/10/2009 11:17:36 PM PDT by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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