The best part of our ministry with men seeking to change their lives is sharing with them this upside down theology of Christ. It’s explaining why a day described in movies and art as violent and bloody and is called Good.
We take them through Holy Week observing the Last Supper, participating in a prayer Labyrinth and giving them an opportunity to nail their pain to the cross. All of this we do in the knowledge that we are Easter people.
Good Friday is not celebrated with dancing and cheers but with tears and lament. We know Sunday is coming. We know that rejoicing lays ahead.
But today. let’s remember the sacrifice made for us. Let’s remember how bad is made good.