Good Friday

@Pose123 (21667)
Canada
April 10, 2009 9:14am CST
Good Friday is a very solemn days for most Christians and those raised in the Christian faith. Some people however like to get really involved, they want to feel in their own body some of the suffering of Christ. For that reason they torture themselves believing that such pain can somehow bring them closer to Christ. There are also churches who put off passion plays and TV channels that show movies that make the passion of Christ come alive. How do you feel about such things? Do you think it helps you to be a better Christians? I was raised a Christian and have never fully left it, although some of my beliefs would not be considered Christian by many. Personally, I've never liked the way Good Friday is observed by many Churches and I refuse to watch these movies on TV. How do you feel about Good Friday?
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6 responses
• India
11 Apr 09
I see Good Friday as that day when Jesus took the whole lot of evil upon himself and thus exhausting the power of the evil. And Easter makes that which he has done real. For me it's just the reminder that Jesus has done the work of the cross. And as his follower I've got to deal with evil too. That's the way I see it.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
11 Apr 09
Hi headhunter, Thanks for responding. To each his own I guess but the plays and movies are not for me. Blessings.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
11 Apr 09
Well for me, it is the time to reflect and reminisce all the thing that we do and even to things that we haven't done yet, what ever it is, either good and bad then make it better next time around. I still believe that every christian should give time to think and thanks of all the things that God has given to us. For God is our creator and all we have comes from Him. Without Him we are nothing. It is time to ask forgiveness and repent for the sins we commit and live according to His will.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
11 Apr 09
Hi Margarit, Thanks for your thoughts on this. I don't enjoy the movies or plays and certainly don't agree with people getting nailed to a cross so they can feel the suffering that Christ endured. Blessings.
@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
10 Apr 09
Hey there, ms Pose123. I am sorry to say that I am not so qualified as a person responser here. But I think they are reasonable. Blessings anyway.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
11 Apr 09
Hi hiddenwing, your comments are always respected here and I always look forward hearing from you. Blessings.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
10 Apr 09
I too am a Christain...but don't feel obligated to practice anything that makes me feel the pain of what Christ went through....after all He went through the pain and suffering so we wouldn't have to...I have seen the passion play at a church and it's a moving play that brings to the surface what easter is all about...
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
10 Apr 09
Hi jillhill, Thanks for commenting. I've watched movies about the passion a number of years ago, but don't care to watch it anymore. Blessings.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
10 Apr 09
Well, I still light a candle in honor of my Lord Jesus ,and to me is a very special day because our Lord Jesus gave his life for all of us. In my opinion, the best way to honor our Lord Jesus is to follow his teachings the best way we can. We need to spread love and kindness to anyone that we encounter.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
10 Apr 09
Hi Mirita, Thank you for responding and we think very much alike. Blessings.
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
10 Apr 09
Good Friday is a day of reflection and to me it is wonderful when one can watch a movie that depicts what Christ has gone through to give us redemption. I am not saying that we should only reflect on the crucifixion only on Good friday because this is what we should remember everyday to strengthen our relationship with Christ. I can only encourage you to pray and seek God's face asking him to give you a conviction so that you can totally understand the things you don't. Happy Easter.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
10 Apr 09
Hi kerriannc, Thank you for responding and I respect your opinion. I was seeped in Christianity for most of my life, but don't feel that Christ would want us to think on such things. There was probably a time when I took the Bible literally as it was all so important to me, but I've passed all that now. I do of course respect everyone's right to believe or disbelieve in any faith. Blessings.