Why “Good Friday” is Not about Religion

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Did you know that Good Friday is not about religion?

I invite you to consider this poetic possibility….(see video below)

“This is what makes religion and Jesus two different clans,

Religion is man searching for God, but Christianity is God searching for man.

Which is why salvation is freely mine, forgiveness is my own,

Not based on my efforts, but Christ’s obedience alone.

Because he took the crown of thorns, and blood that dripped down his face

He took what we all deserved, that’s why we call it grace.

While being murdered he yelled “father forgive them, they know not what they do”,

Because when he was dangling on that cross, he was thinking of you

He paid for all your sin, and then buried it in the tomb,

Which is why im kneeling at the cross now saying come on there’s room

So know I hate religion, in fact I literally resent it,

Because when Jesus cried It is finished, I believe He meant it.” – Jeff Bethke (see full video below)

Isn’t this why we call this forsaken Friday good? May we all remember Jesus and His efforts to reach us. May we focus on relationship over rules, accepting His love that transforms us and eradicates our deepest fears. Wishing you all a connected and joyful Easter season.

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP-C

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