"Ascends high on the cross
and put your hands up
to cover me
the wrath of the Father
And I am staying in the shade of your body stretched under the cross
which is my assurance of eternity."
We do not understand and will never understand the whole mystery of the Cross. No matter how many thousands of hours we spend in prayer and meditation.
Only because the Cross is not just an image. The Cross is primarily a "buzzing" reality.
If you want, compare the Good Friday today, of the 21st century, with the Good Friday of Jesus' time. We need to implement the cry of our time, our cry, a cry for help to the Father .Because the real presence of Jesus, next to the church, in the Holy Sacraments, is secondly, in His real presence....among the small, the downtrodden, the poor and the suffering...it is just in us.
Crucifixion is an event associated strongly with the life of each of us.
Today, we look at the Cross of Jesus, but also, let us look at ourselves. Let us think about the crucified Jesus but also about ourselves.
In life and in death, we are all bound together with Him. So our cross should never be only ours, we are not the only owners. If only we would let our cross become the property of Jesus, then everything can become easier.
The death of Christ is born of hopelessness.
Today we do not finish the Triduum. It will end on Easter morning. Because not everything humanly dies---disappears.
The death of Jesus teaches us that the drama of Good Friday maybe the beginning of joy--- Easter Sunday.
Instead of dwelling on our own crosses, forget our sufferings and hopelessness, and try to give ourselves and others faith and hope.
As Christians, we must always see two days ahead--we need to see the day of the Resurrection.