Reflections on Good Friday

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The Story of the World
 
 
 He created…
from nothing…everything
from darkness…light
from lifeless…life.
And it was good.
And it was very good.
Then the fall
the fear
the guilt
the shame
leaving behind 
the perfection
of it all.
Searching always
for a way back
but
not
yet
the darkness
too dark
to find the way.
Then a flicker
of light
a shadow.
The way?
Not yet.
Another shadow
yet another. 
Not yet.
Then a girl
a man
a donkey
a babe
angels
shepherds
stars
wise men.
The Light shines.
Shadows gone.
Love
confusion
death
burial
fear
waiting
resurrection
doubt
acceptance
joy.
 
No
more
darkness.
Alleluia.
 
 
 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.  In him was life, and the life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.  He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him.  He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.  He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.  But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,  who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.  (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”)  For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.  For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 1No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known. John 1:1-18

 
 
 
 
 

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