Good Friday

Happy Good Friday, all!

In terms of writing, this day in the Christian faith is like the climax of a really good book. The hero on whom we all put our hope is dead and gone. All is lost. Evil seems to have triumphed. But we see that the book still has quite a few chapters left, so we wait on pins and needles, reading on to see if hope can still rise out of the depths. What will happen to our hero’s companions? What about all the promises the book has given us up to this point? Have we read this far in vain? The chapter has ended on a cliff-hanger, but still the book goes on . . .

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