Friday, April 10, 2009

Daily Office Reflection: Good Friday

Psalm 95, 22 * 40:1-14(15-19), 54; Wisdom 1:16-2:1,12-22 or Genesis 22:1-14; Peter 1:10-20; John 13:36-38 (MP); John 19:38-42 (EP)

In the MP Gospel reading we are provided with Peter's weakness laid bare by Jesus. In EP we are provided with the story of Joseph of Arimethea and his loving care for this man who he did not understand but knew there was something special about. 

And we know the story in between these two vignettes. We still need to walk it today. We still need to open ourselves to this experience, to these events that take place in between. A friend of mine refers to this day, Good Friday, as the holiest day of the church year. I am not sure about that as I believe what occurs on Sunday morning should be given that title. But Sunday would not be possible without the day we need to walk through today.  This is not an easy day, but it is a walk that we must take.

Copyright 2009, The Rev. John F. Dwyer. All Rights Reserved.

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