Good Friday

As long as I have observed Lent I have followed  Mrs.
Worthen’s Rule that the Lenten fast ends after you have attended church on
Friday. ( Although, I admit that there have been Good Fridays when I missed
attending.) I have good friends who say the fast ends Sunday morning, or
Saturday sundown, etc. I follow the Mrs. Worthen’s rule, and thus there is an
oatmeal raisin cookie in my near future.

Also as long as I have observed Lent the events of the day
are dominated by bad news. The song goes, “if it weren’t for bad luck, I would
have no luck at all.”  It seems I have
heard so much bad news,  I will not
recognize good news even if I hear it. But Easter Day news is “all is well.” I
can say this as one who knows and has experienced days when all was not well.
But like Jesus said to his Father in the end his will, not ours, is done. The
end is always life, Easter day always follows the betrayal of Maundy Thursday
and the suffering of Good Friday. The final day is Life. The final day all is
well. Our lives, through him, are more beautiful and mysterious than we  have ever dared to dream. Easter always comes
and all is well.

 

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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