Good Friday Meditation

In the Christian tradition, Good Friday is the day when Christ was crucified and died. It is an integral part of Holy Week and is often used as a day of somber meditation.

For years, I wondered why it was called “Good”. “What’s so Good about Good Friday?” by Justin Holcomb has a good explanation.

I really wanted to focus on what good means and I found a sermon by Rev. Alice King at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudon, Virginia that discusses good and perfect. I believe it is a good thing to listen to on this holy day. Perfection is the Enemy of the Good In this sermon Rev. King discusses a familiar and popular song. I will leave a link to the version she talks about most here.

I hope that focusing on good and perfect help you today.

Namaste,

Cricket

Broken Hallelujah

broken-hallelujah

Bring your broken hallelujah here.

Bring your broken hallelujah here.
Bring the large one that is beyond
Repair. Bring the small one that’s
too soft to share. Bring your broken
Hallelujah here. I know that people
Have told you that before you can give
You have to get yourself together. They
Overstated the value of perfection by a
Lot. Or they forgot. You are the gift.
We all bring some broken things, songs
and dreams, and long lost hopes. But
here, and together, we reach within.
As a community, we begin again. And
from the pieces we will build something new.
There is work that only you can do. We
wait for you.

-Theresa I. Soto

 

My friend Theresa wrote this and I thought that is was too perfect not to share. Hope that you all find it as comforting as I did.

Blessings of Peace,
Cricket