Friday, April 22, 2011

good?

I always find blogging on Significant Days to be a challenge. It seems that just about everyone blogs about what is significant. To do likewise honors the day, but it feels like my voice folds into the mix of voices and mine becomes one of the masses. Or, to quote a college professor's snarky answer to a question I once posed to him, "you and a cast of thousands." And yet, to blog on a different topic seems somehow disrespectful, as though the purpose of the Day is somehow being dismissed. On holy days, like today, I feel a particular pressure to say something profound or meaningful about Good Friday. I'm a clergy type, after all. It's what clergy types do.

Still.

This Good Friday coincides with Earth Day. Thoughtful minds are also blogging about that. A friend posted on facebook wondering what was good about this day. That has actually given me pause. Thus...

What is good about today is that when humanity failed, God triumphed.

What is good about today is that in spite of betrayal, hearts were drawn back to where they belonged. Temptation failed to have lasting power.

What is good about today is that women stood fast.

What is good about today is that the obedience of Jesus to the righteousness of God's kingdom opened a way for all the world to experience God's glory.

What is good about today is that minds were changed and hearts were transformed.

What is good about today is that darkness was vanquished by light.

What is good about today is that hope became real.

What is good about today is that Jesus' last act was one of compassion and forgiveness.

What is good about today is that the occasion to relive it stirs our souls and our consciences, and breaks our hearts.

What is good about today is that the world continues to heal.

What is good about today is that there is no room for hate, only sorrow.

What is good about today is that God exceeds our expectations.

What is good about today is that whether we want to or not, we think about Jesus dying on the cross.

What is good about today is that it leads to tomorrow, and tomorrow leads to resurrection.

If you are reading this may this day bless you with all goodness, in the name of the One to whom this day belongs.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Amen. Blessings to you, as well.

Jan said...

Thanks, Anne. Easter blessings.

The Bug said...

Well said! I often don't blog according to the day - usually because I just don't think about it. I like what you did here!

Blessings to you too!

Barbara and Jimmy said...

This is very nice, Anne. Thank you.

Terri said...

Well said...it is good, indeed.

Jules said...

Easter Greetings to you and yours, dear Anne.

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