Today, we remember the darkest of all days – Good Friday, the day Jesus was crucified and died.
Throughout Christ’s Passion, we see man at his worst. Judas betrays, Peter denies, the Apostles abandon, the crowd hates and mocks, the soldiers beat and crucify. Truly – the worst.
But when we are at our worst, Christ gives us His best. When we give Christ death on the Cross, and he offers Life. He exhausts His reserves of love for us – giving us His body and blood in the Eucharist and on the Cross. He answers our hatred with love and mercy that echoes throughout eternity.
“He humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Phil 2:8-11
Today, we embrace Christ in His suffering and sacrifice. We remember the ultimate price He paid for us. And, we remember that from this darkest day, we’re given the Light of the world.
Be the Men.