Friday, April 14, 2006

Have a Solemn Good Friday


Blogger MilesEcclesiae said...

Here is a good article on why the Culture will never bastardize Good Friday:

by David Rensberger

Every year on Good Friday, I notice a peculiar feeling. When I’m out and about, riding the bus or walking past a store, I feel a strange disconnect between myself and the world around me.
A Sense of Loss

Outside, it’s an ordinary day. The streets are busy, people are buying and selling, there are families in the parks and planes in the air. It’s springtime in Atlanta, and already the earth’s beauty is beginning to be seen.

Inside, things are different. I feel a sense of loss, a sense of a great drama taking place. This is the day on which we commemorate the Crucifixion of Jesus. I cannot help thinking about it, at least from time to time. In the evening, my wife and I will go to church for a Tenebrae service, somber and sometimes even harsh. When it’s over, the worshipers will leave in silence, totally unlike any other service of the year.

My awareness of Good Friday makes the very ordinariness of the city and the suburbs seem bizarre, remote, almost unreal. I have my mind on profound and solemn things; to some extent I am even mourning with Jesus’ first disciples. The world around me takes no notice, utterly none. And that is as it should be.

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