2019 04 19: Good Friday

What you and I celebrate here today certainly isn’t that we who walk the way of the cross are better than anyone else.  We looked down and saw that the hammer and nails were in our hands, and the jeers of scorn and violence were on our lips.  We have no righteousness of our own to commend.  What we celebrate today is the final acceptance of defeat—the defeat of man, the defeat of God—and the final victory that was won in defeat and death’s darkest hour.