OK, BAR, so Easter is over, and yet I feel crappier knowing that I am responsible for the torture and execution of an innocent man,
And you suggest that I should rejoice?
As if a "Thanks, dude" sufficed? Even if I wore a shirt at tie--does that equal it?
BAR, the human race is rotten, and we owe everything to the Son's sacrifice.
This is more to lament as it is to celebrate.
I am glad to be saved, but I am saddened that it took His suffering and Death to forgive me my transgressions.
This is why Easter isn't a "Let's celebrate" holiday. God is good and wonderful enough to forgive us.
We are bad enough to need our Lord to suffer and die for our redemption.
Now have a party! Eat Peeps and ham!
You've lived so that he who did nothing wrong had to die.
Go ahead and say that such is the thoughts for Good Friday.
I have yet to meet the man or woman who repents that evening. There isn't even any good TV!
Good Friday is merely the reminder that people had better buy crap for their kids come the next Sunday.