Friday, April 14, 2006

Today Is Good Friday

Today is Good Friday. This was the day when Jesus was crucified and died on the cross.

From the New Testament The Gospel according to Luke:

The Death of Jesus
It was about twelve o'clock when the sun stopped shining and darkness covered the whole country until three o'clock; and the curtain hanging in the Temple was torn in two. Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Father! In your hands, I place my spirit!" He said this and died.
Luke23: 45-47
If you are wondering why today is called Good Friday when we know for a fact that Jesus died on this day. Here's an answer worth noting as answered by Ken Collins.
" But I think we call it Good Friday because, in pious retrospect, all that tragedy brought about the greatest good there could be. "
"But we call it Good Friday, as in English, we are confessing the Christian hope that no tragedy-not even death- can overwhelm God's providence, love and grace."
You can visit Ken Collins here
And just in case you've heard about the Gospel Of Judas, you can visit the National Geographic site to know more about it. I already visited the site and though the said gospel is not included in The New Testament, I don't see anything wrong on the writings which highlighted that it was Jesus who asked Judas to betray him so the prophecy would happen.
I remember during my high school days in Maryknoll over there in Laguna, one of the nuns told us that we should not condemn Judas for in the end he was ridden with guilt and that he asked forgiveness for his betrayal. She even mentioned that without Judas, Jesus death on the cross would not happen and therefore there would be no redemption. So, Judas really played an important part.
I even heard people say "Hudas ka talaga!!!" when they were angry or even betrayed. But for me, I never ever said those words. I grew up learning that it was a sin to say bad words. And saying "hudas ka" had not been part of my vocabulary. It was also because I believed Sister on her interpretation of Judas in Jesus' life and death.


ajay said...

A happy Easter to you and your family Luchie:)

Luchie said...

same to you Ajay!