“But Jesus was saying, ‘Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.’ And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves” (Luke 23:24).
On this day, 2000 years ago, the worst of humanity set itself against the very best of God. Strange, isn’t it, that such a day would come to be called, of all things, Good Friday? Even so, what would emerge in the face of such hate, hostility, and violence was the most amazing declaration of love in the discourse of human history–”Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”
While waiting for Sunday, this makes for a good Friday.