Good Friday is the Friday just before Easter Sunday. It is a day that is sacred for Catholics all over the world. But why is Good Friday so important? This is a question that must have surely clicked your mind at some point in time. In this article we will enlighten you about the significance of Good Friday.
Jesus Christ's head was pierced with thorns, before he was made to carry his heavy cross all the way to Mount Calvery. It was this place where he was mercilessly nailed to the cross. Before he died all he said was, 'Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.' Such was the love that he had for the world. It is the day when the Son of God was murdered on earth. Good Friday remembers the sacrifices that a lot of people made just to save us from our sins. Good Friday reminds us of the amount of love that God has for us, that he readily gave his only begotten son, Jesus Christ to die for our sins. It also is a proof of the love that Jesus had for all of us, that he suffered such a painful death on the cross, the pain that Mother Mary went through to see her son suffer and the trauma that his disciples went through to watch their leader die such a brutal death. We are told not to lose hope, but wait for the day of Easter when Jesus will rise again. On Good Friday, Christians around the world mourn over the death of Christ. It is a day when sessions are conducted in churches to remind the people about the sacrifice of the Lord. Many Churches conduct a live demonstration or enact out the scene of Jesus' crucifixion so that everyone can see what actually happened. All of this is conducted to remind everyone how much Jesus loved us. Many-a-times in our personal lives we are faced with pain and suffering, Good Friday gives us strength and reminds us about the immense love that Jesus has for us and it is for this love that never allows him leave our side even when we think we're all alone.
The cross has ever since become the greatest and the most powerful symbol of love. Even after thousands of years, people remember this day and are perpetually grateful to Jesus for his selfless sacrifice.