Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

 “Am I not to drink the cup that the Father has given me?”

John 18:1-19:42

Today we witness the greatest demonstration of love for humankind – Christ death on the cross!

Perhaps to some Jesus seemed powerless and vulnerable amongst the crowd and the authorities; however, he remained the strongest in his time of great pain and suffering. His faith never faltered and he continued to carry the cross, despite being condemned for his identity as the Son of God. Jesus carried all the weight of our sins upon that cross.  The crowd rejected him, the Pharisees condemned him and even Peter his own disciple denied him.

Have we had this same attitude towards Jesus, rejecting him despite the love and goodness that he freely offers to us? Jesus battled more than his physical pain that day but for the sins of us all. Jesus shows us the way to the Father, to live in truth that will set us free.