I have a particular fondness for Good Friday.  The symbolism of the Tenebrae service is powerful and it is by far my favorite service of the year.  I fear that far too often we rush past the pain of the Crucifixion to enjoy the beauty of the Resurrection.  Yet, it was the Crucifixion that forever canceled our sin debt to God and opened the path for us to be declared righteous.  So, in honor of Good Friday, I thought I’d share one of my favorite images from classical art.  It is entitled “The Lamentation over the Dead Christ” by di Brera.  I hope it makes real the message of this day as much for you as it does for me.

Peace be with you.