Good Friday

Good Friday

Good Friday was called “good”

Because it was so bad.

How paradox!

Later the cross was ascribed

healing and forgiving powers.

How paradox!

Do people realize that the founder

of their religion

lived in paradoxes all his life?

Supposed to be God’s son-

while the poor son of a teenage girl?

Teaching about the Kingdom of God

that is in the “here and now”-

instead of in “eternity”.

Crying and struggling

before getting arrested –

and calm and serene facing his torturers,

How paradox!

Do religious people still realize

these life-giving paradoxes?

Or has our religion lulled us

into habitual believing?

Do we allow for paradoxes

like our founder did?

Let’s practice seeing

and holding paradoxes-

and discover life!

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