Today is the Holy and Great Friday

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Robert Pratt

Let me begin by wishing each of you a blessed and deeply contemplative Good Friday.

Today is the Holy and Great Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday when Christians keep the anniversary of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

From the earliest times Christians kept every Friday as a feast day; and the obvious reasons for such explains why Easter is the Sunday par excellence, and why the Friday which marks the anniversary of Christ’s death came to be called the Great or the Holy or the Good Friday.

The origin of the term Good is not clear. Some say it is from “God’s Friday” (Gottes Freitag); others maintain that it is from the German Gute Freitag, and not specially English. Sometimes, too, the day was called Long Friday by the Anglo-Saxons; so today in Denmark.

God is the author of morality, all should remember such when they wish to deride the so-called “social issues.”

Good Friday is a day we recognize the deep brutality and sinfulness of mankind; a day in which we recognize God’s chosen people choosing to reject His love and salvation, and; a day in which each of us should deeply consider the love Jesus had for us that he would willingly suffer a brutal death upon a Roman cross of torture on our behalf.

I wish you a Good Friday and wonder how the many serving us in our Legislature can attend services of worship today and on Easter Sunday and then turn around and mock those who insist on  the law addressing morality. God is the author of morality, all should remember such when they wish to deride the so-called “social issues.”

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