I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Afternoon on a Hill"

Friday, April 10, 2009

Why?

Why do they call this Good Friday?

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7 comments:

Karen Deborah said...

because it was the day that God made a way for us to come back to him; He gave himself.
you ask a lot of good questions, keep asking.

Jan Ely said...

Uh oh, what happened to this precious bird?

Reddirt Woman said...

Could possibly have come down from God's Friday. Or perhaps from the good and meaningfulness that came from the day.

Excellent question.

Helen

Word verification on this post -- defie. Appropriate for this day. Jesus defied mortal men, but obeyed his Father to pay the price for our sins.

Madeline's Album said...

I have often wonder the same thing. Why call it Good Friday. I am a christian and I know why Jesus died on the cross for us. Have a great day and a blessed Easter. Madeline

tracy said...

Good enough reason to have a Bank Holiday in Britain, so we don't knock it.
Seriously it is meant to represent the day Jesus died on the cross followed by his ascention. It is not a recognised special day in pre-Christian beliefs as days were not as important as moon and sun cycles.
Thanks for following my blog, I hope to give you a taste of the countryside.
Tracy

Terry Busse said...

Poor little bird. What happened to it and where did you find it?

Nola said...

How strange for it to die mid-flight like that with it's little wings still stretched out with places to go. Reminds me of the young ones that die in their hundreds on the roads.....all in a hurry with somewhere to go but never make it.