It's Good Friday.
Crossposted from Musings from the Last of the Baby Boomers
There is an oxymoron somewhere in the above. I mean, it's good because it's Friday, and it's good because of what happened about this date 2005 years ago... but to realize we are celebrating the death of (in my belief) the Messiah is heartbreaking. Every year I have difficulty with this... but to paraphrase something that makes it tolerable...
Jesus lived a good and faithful life in a wicked world. He did this because that is the kind of person he was, and to show us it could be done. He was one to always lead by example.
On Easter Sunday, he rose again from the dead. He did this to show we could do that,too.
All I can say to that is .... Amen.
And another note, not posted over there... Ms. Schiavo continues to battle for her very life. God grant mercy on her... and on us as a whole.
Democrat or Republican, Pro-Life or Pro-Choice, one thing is certain. We, as a nation, have successfully ordered the execution of someone that was unable to defend themselves.
Are people in a coma, or people suffering from Alzheimers, COPD or congestive heart failure next? Paraphrasing Charles Dickens... "And if they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."... sound a bit Scroogish doesn't it? Hmmmm.
God bless, and until our next........