Good Friday

I said to my soul, be still, and let the dark come upon you, which shall be the darkness of God.

                                                                                 T. S. Eliot, “East Coker,”

                                                                                  Four Quartets

 

Dear Church,

 

Good Friday.

 

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

 

It’s a beautiful day in New Orleans today, a day in which it is easy to believe that human beings would never stoop to such evil. Sunshine. Flowers in bloom. The air smells like gardenias. So much grace and beauty. And yet…

 

Denial. Betrayal. Murder. They killed Jesus. Denying, betraying people killed Jesus. Everyday evil killed Jesus. People who were worried that they might have to take a stand killed Jesus.  People who felt threatened killed Jesus. People who hated change killed Jesus. People still get killed for those same reasons. Sometimes literally, sometimes in their spirits.

 

And none of us, none, is immune to that human evil that won that day. Let that sink in. It’ll hurt if you do.

 

Then remember, it wasn't the last word. God made sure new life won out. Easter is coming.

 

But first we walk through the darkness.

 

Pastor Kim

 

Presbyterian Fun Fact

There are about 75 million Reformed/Presbyterian Christians worldwide and about 2.5 million belong to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

 

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