Traditional Roman Catholic Thoughts

Traditional Roman Catholic Thoughts

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Good Friday

April 6, 2012 | Comments Off on Good Friday

Happy Good Friday! First and foremost, today is a day of fasting and abstinence.

Fasting- Eating only 2 small meals and 1 average size meal. This means no snacking in between meals.

Abstinence- This is the practice of abstaining from flesh meat. This includes beef, pork, chicken, goose, etc. You can abstain by having seafood (fish, shrimp, lobster, etc) or not having any meat, fruits and veggies.

Today, we remember the death of Our Lord Jesus. Why is Good Friday so good anyways? I mean, Jesus died, that doesn’t sound too good to me. Well, that’s a good question. When Jesus was put to death, for a crime that He didn’t commit, He took upon the sin of the world in order that we may be able to have eternal life in Heaven. Jesus freely chose this and understood this. Being the Son of God, He is in perfect union with His Heavenly Father.

When Jesus died on the cross, He made Himself an offering, a sacrifice, so that we can partake in the eternal glory of Heaven. Now, this is not forced upon us. If we do not want this sacrifice, we are free to reject it. In this sacrifice though, we are without Our Lord. He mentioned that He would rise again, but what if He doesn’t? I’m certain that this was going through the disciples’ heads. On top of that, what could Jesus mean by rising again? No one has ever done this before!

Spend some time in silence today and reflect on Our Lord’s death.