“Eloi, Eloi, lama sabach-thani?”
The writing above to many of you has no meaning whatsoever and you probably do not care either, but let me elaborate it for you all. From the title of the post, you must understand that I’m talking about the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Today is known as Good Friday to all Christians around the world and in all Heavens, the day that Jesus was betrayed to his enemies and condemned to death for our mistakes, our sins and selfishness.
“My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”
Jesus, however, knew that He was going to be betrayed. He knew He was going to be put to death, just like He knew that Peter would deny Him three times before the cock-crew. And yet, He still went along, He still went willingly to His death; gave his hands and legs to be pierced with nails onto the cross He was forced to carry with its heavy weight. That cross He carried, was the sins of the world, our sins. Every living thing put Him on that cross, made Him bleed and die.
And yet you know what hurts the most, it’s not that we put Him there about 2000 years ago, it’s the fact that we put Him there every time that we sin, every time that we go against His commandments and disobey God, we put Jesus right back onto that cross. On this day we look at the day that Jesus was denied by Peter, abandoned by His friends and betrayed by Judas of Iscariot into the hands of the people who condemned Him to the death onto the cross. It is a sorrowful passion, one that should touch our hearts and make us repent for our mistakes, our sins and our wrong ways, because it was not only Judas who betrayed Jesus, it wasn’t only Peter who denied Him, nor was it only His disciples who scattered and abandoned Him; it is all of us who did that to Him. Today, we are called to follow His example and abandon our devious ways and open our hearts to Him, because He is the one who gave up His life for us, the one who loves us unconditionally and will always be there waiting for us to go to Him.
Today, on this day, we have crucified Him, we have put Him to death and with His blood, He has washed away our inequity and cleansed us from our sins, He has given us a new life and a new chance to lead a different kind of life, to follow a new path that would be pleasing to our God in Heaven. He has given us the opportunity to call upon Him when we are in trouble, in pain or anguish, when we need help and love, through Him, we can have all of that and more.
Jesus says to us, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
- Readers Respond: Why is Good Friday Good?. (greatriversofhope.wordpress.com)
- Jesus Christ is ALIVE, NOT DEAD (kjreyes13.wordpress.com)
- Good Friday Reflection (cesarsalad.wordpress.com)
- What is Good Friday? (rockavibe.com)
- Good Friday: A day of solemn reflection (bishopfarrell.blogspot.com)