Good Friday marks the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
The ritual observance should not obscure the inherent question that Christianity asks us all.
Are you ready to bear The Cross?
I interpret The Cross as that leap of faith in complete bewilderment as to the larger spiritual meaning of something that seems so improbable as to be reckless.
But as the Bible says, “Faith without works is dead.” So at some point, we all are called upon to bear the cross.
It probably doesn’t take a lot of searching to figure out what the cross is in your life. It could be changing careers, quitting smoking or going back to school.
The Scriptures are not just history, but a living opportunity to create some meaning from our own lives. Everyone’s life has meaning, but we usually don’t get a chance to realize what it is.
That’s why The Cross is such a powerful metaphor. We’re striving for something that we can’t possibly know the answer to.
What we should realize are the signs that we are on the road to Calvary. Does it appear to be more than we can bear? Do we need to turn to others for assistance? Must we suspend our sense of understanding to take the next step?
If you’re ready to bear The Cross, then undoubtedly your Easter is ahead.