Christians around the world, today mark Good Friday as the most solemn of all days. It is the day we recall and remember what the crucifixion of Jesus means. In Rome there is a torch-lit procession, led by the Pope, in which 14 stages of his agonizing death are remembered. We are reminded how broken we are and how through unconditional love, we have been set free.
Good Friday allows us to admit our own inadequacies. We preach peace and justice for the people of the world but practice hate and indifference with those closest to us. We ignore the suffering closest to home, because we are too busy to see.
Good Friday offers as the chance to admit something is wrong, to see something is not right and cry out: “Forgive us, Lord, for we have sinned!”
Human kind is displaying signs of greed, violence, hatred, injustice, disloyalty.
Jesus, is the symbol of transformation and Good Friday is a reminder that we are all loved. We are all forgiven.