For hundreds of years, folks have tried to grasp the meaning and the importance of Jesus’ suffering on the cross on Good Friday. On Good Friday we bear in mind the day Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the supreme sacrifice for our sins. Isn’t it something weird that among the list of best Good Friday gifts under 100 Dollars, we miss the relevance of the most benevolent gift given by Jesus to the humanity?
As Jesus was being crucified he uttered these words: “Forgive them, they know not what they do.”
It is not easy to say these words and it is perhaps even more difficult to grasp them in their depth. What does it mean, really mean, to understand and forgive a violent action against you? While we buy some good gifts for our friends and relatives, we totally miss the point that Jesus didn’t buy them from online shopping stores, it was his virtue that he wanted to transcend to the humanity.
Why do we celebrate Good Friday
As an act of love and a glimpse of the resurrection to come, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Christians, Good Friday is a crucial day of the year because it celebrates what we believe to be the most momentous weekend in the history of the world.
Ever since Jesus died and was raised, Christians have proclaimed the cross and resurrection of Jesus to be the decisive turning point for all creation. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and was raised to life on the third day, all in accordance with what God had promised all along in the Scriptures. So this is why we celebrate the cross on Good Friday.
Compassion and Mercy: The Perfect Gifts For Good Friday
But rather than celebrating the Good Friday with pompous shows, we should grasp the message what Jesus gave. To sacrifice, to give, to donate, to attain compassion for the mankind, to live and to die for humanity.
Thus, we should celebrate it doing charitable deeds, if not many one at least. Just imagine, millions of christian worldwide celebrating Good Friday helping their neighbors, easing their pain, making their day brighter and making their load lighter. The idea of changing the world can be daunting.
But if every person did just one thing to make the world a better place today, billions of acts of kindness, social responsibility and generosity would take place, and wouldn’t that alone change the face of this planet?