Remember the meaning of Good Friday

Today, Christians around the world are reflecting on the life and death of Jesus Christ, who was tortured and crucified so that our sins can be forgiven.
As we gather with friends and loved ones throughout this weekend, we should reflect on the true purpose of the Easter holiday.
First of all, understand that Good Friday does not symbolize an end. The day actually symbolizes a new beginning, when life triumphed death; when faith became sight; and hopelessness gave way to eternal joy. Even though this day is marked only once per year, its truth and meaning follow us every day of our lives.
Life is hard and sometimes cruel. We face losses and hardships we never could have imagined. Our lives are turned upside down by sudden changes. What we always thought we would have sometimes slips away.
But there is still life beyond the pain, in this world, as well as the next, and that is what we must remember on Good Friday. Even though Jesus prayed for another way to save humanity, even though He knew He would suffer physically, emotionally and mentally, He also knew something others did not: the trial He would suffer would make all things new again.
Please take the time this weekend to look at life in a “new” way. Appreciate those we love. Pray for those we lost. Enjoy all that we’ve been given. Strive to be better – to do better.
If Jesus died for us, shouldn’t we honor his sacrifice by living to our absolute fullest?
What better way to do that than to share our love with our Lord, our family and our friends?
It’s a concept that all Christians and non-Christians, alike, should understand.

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