Good Friday Commentary

When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.' -Billy Graham

Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith. -W.H. Auden

Good Friday is not about us trying to "get right with God." It is about us entering the difference between God and humanity and just touching it for a moment. Touching the shimmering sadness of humanity's insistence that we can be our own gods, that we can be pure and all-powerful. -Nadia Bolz-Weber

The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it. -Augustus William Hare

The dripping blood our only drink, The bloody flesh our only food: In spite of which we like to think. That we are sound, substantial flesh and blood. Again, in spite of that, we call this Friday good. -T.S. Eliot

Good Friday is a reminder to me of how far religious people like me will go to defend their turf. -KC Bob

Greater love has no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends. -Jesus Christ


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