2 April 2010
‘Jesus died so we can live.’
Today is named Good Friday because of the limitless love of God. He came to be one like us and in an act of unbelievable love allowed himself to be put to death. This shows each of us how valuable we are. God has loved us first.
In the midst of unspeakable suffering Jesus was silent, totally focused on his mission of perfect love for the Father and for us. He went to the cross particularly for those of us who suffer in mind or body, often with burdens known only to ourselves.
The cross is the light of God and the triumph over death. The cross is the hope for resurrection and new life. We take strength that when we suffer God has passed through death to new life. Christ’s death is our hope and hope for the world in suffering.
+ Denis J. Hart,
ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE.