Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday

For me, one of the Seven Last Words rings all too true too often "My God, My God, Why Have You Foresaken Me?"  

God felt abandoned by God.  How reassuring to me.

Yet, as Richard John Neuhaus wrote in his book, Death on a Friday Afternoon: "[i]f what Christians say about Good Friday is true, then it is, quite simply, the truth about everything."


  1. Does not the truth about everything occur within Easter (the Resurrection)?

    BTW, today is Flannery O'Connor's birthday, and she would enjoy your powerful posting today.

    I have commented on Ms. O'Connor in my posting today at The Writers' Almanac:


  2. Your posting today is excellent. Flannery O'Connor truly was a Christian prophet of the 20th Century. And Neuhaus also said (I am paraphrasing from memory): Before we rush to Easter, with the Glory and Promise of the Resurrection, we must sit with Good Friday, where God suffered as Man, accompanying us, and died. Without that, there can be no meaning to Easter. Analogously, I seem to recall one of the popes, when shown pictures of a mass grave at Auschwitz, said "There, there is the face of God."