Celebrate the “Good” in Good Friday

Celebrate the “Good” in Good Friday

For the millions who celebrate each and every year, Good Friday is one of the most symbolic holidays of the year.  For those who don’t understand it, it’s hard to find the “good” in Good Friday.

Good Friday is a day marked by fasting, depriving oneself of sustenance.

Good Friday is a day of penance, confessing one’s guilt and sins.

Good Friday is a day of mourning and sadness, with remembrances of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

At least, that’s what it might seem like at first, but Good Friday truly is more good than we know.

Good Friday is a day of fasting, depriving oneself of food and finding true sustenance that feeds the soul and fills our spirits with goodness.  Fasting focuses the mind away from the pleasures of food, reminding many that pleasure and fulfillment does not come from the plates in front of us at dinnertime, but from a life fulfilled and spent with an open, loving, and worshiping heart.

Good Friday is a day of penance, confessing one’s guilt and sins and seeking to feel absolved of those sins.  Confession is a release, as we seek to better ourselves and purge our lives of our mistakes so we can start fresh and find a newfound sense of devotion and commitment.

Good Friday is a day of mourning but of thoughtfulness, as remembrances of the Crucifixion remind us of His sacrifice, that our happiness and our purpose comes from His willingness to die for so many he felt were worth it. This is what reminds us of the goodness of people, and instills hope in our own futures as we remember we, too, have purpose, we too, are meant to be here.

Good Friday is a day to remember to love those around us, to do good deeds upon others, to be good people, to care and share our goodness with others.  It is a day to reflect on our actions, remember our choices, inspire our future, and reveal our hopes.

There really is so much good in Good Friday. 

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