About “Good Friday”? I guess it depends on what you mean by “Good”. It really is a very big word.
- Since Good Friday is a Christian deal, (and I am one), today is when we think about forgiveness, relationship, having a spiritual way of dealing with our broken places. That’s good.
- “Good” can be the word you speak softly in a moment of deep contentment. You almost exhale it.
- “Good” can be an understatement. Also spoken softly. It’s what you say when you catch someone in a moment of unconscious competence, practiced excellence, disciplined character and attention to the right things, connecting and being best in the world (I’ve thought that when watching Bruce Springsteen in full-on rock).
- “Good” can mean “kind and gentle” (Mr. Rogers of course).
- “Good” can be a powerful and appropriate judgment about what’s right and fair when someone stands up to real evil in the world. (How about Aung San Suu Kyi?)
Whatever your tradition, see if you notice–and enjoy–some version of deep, even visceral Good this weekend. And let me know if I missed one.