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No Easter without Good Friday

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It is Good Friday today and I have duly attended the Good Friday service albeit in Zoom.

Just this morning, I saw on the cover of today’s newspaper a photograph of a woman adorning her front door and porch with Easter Wreath, Easter Bunnies and Easter eggs! It looked rather odd because on Good Friday in fact in the days leading up to Easter, churches are unadorned. The usual floral arrangements only reappear on Easter Sunday!

That made me think and I realised that there is no Easter without Good Friday because if Christ hadn’t died and risen there would be no Easter to celebrate. It also reminded me that if you take things out of context the real meaning of an event gets lost. Maybe these things no longer matter in a pluralistic world!