Today is Good Friday, and the world is called to reflect on the meaning of Jesus Christ's suffering and dying for all of humanity.
Good Friday is about the Forgiveness of Sin.
There is nothing that you have done or will do that is beyond the power of the Cross of Christ to forgive.
Good Friday is about the Restoration of relationship with others and with God.
Because of the Cross of Christ, there is no impediment to our awareness of the truth that we in union with God.
Good Friday is about being Set free from all the obstacles and distractions that can keep us from being aware of Love and relationship.
Because of the Cross of Christ, we are free to choose to focus on Life and Love, and not be consumed with that which is here today and gone tomorrow.
Good Friday is about being Set free from fear of death.
Because of the Cross of Christ, the door is open for us to simply receive the Holy Spirit, and to know that we share in the Divine and Eternal life of God.
Good Friday is about being Made free and equal with one another.
Because of the Cross of Christ, we can come to know that beneath our surface differences as individual human beings, we share the same Life, the One Life, the Source of Life.
Because of the Cross of Christ, we can know that we are all truly One.
Because of the Cross of Christ, as each individual discovers freedom and equality with every other person, they become agents of change and transformation in families, communities, and in societies.
The freedom and equality that we in the West so often take for granted, are the same principles that the societies of the Middle East and beyond are struggling for and longing for today.
The freedom and equality that we have in the West, comes out of and because of Good Friday.
As a Church, let us know and share this Good News with the world.