Even though this Friday marks the passing of Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, it is still appropriate to call the day “Good Friday” because the death and rebirth of Jesus were both a part of God’s plan, says an essay published in Nairaland and Breitbart this week.
The name Good Friday may seem counter-intuitive to many Christians and non-believers, the essay states, since the day is often observed with fasting and somber processions. In English, the origin of the term “Good” is debated: some historians believe developed from an older name, “God’s Friday.”
Taking a positive note, the author continues by reminding that Christians receive mercy and peace because of the Divine punishment accepted by Jesus, which represents righteousness and not sin. Celebrate Good Friday, she concludes, with the knowledge that the day led to the Resurrection and the salvation of humankind.