What’s so Good about Good Friday?
There are those out there who believe Jesus’ crucifixion was in fact the crushing, final defeat it appeared to be.
“My god, my god, why have you forsaken me?” (Eli eli lema sabachtani?)Matthew 27:46
Evidence, they say, that Jesus realized in the last few minutes of life that his naive belief in a loving Father was no match for the powers and systems of the world. They believe that Jesus was experiencing the abject horror of one who realizes he is about to die in vain.
I say these people couldn’t be more wrong.