why is “GOOD FRIDAY” called “GOOD”?
according to Wikipedia, GOOD FRIDAY “is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.”
BUT why is Good Friday called “GOOD”? i read this line a few years ago. it caught me by surprise because it was by Peanuts. i then learned that Charles M. Schulz, the maker of Peanuts “eared in the Lutheran faith, had been active in the Church of God (Anderson) as a young adult and then later taught Sunday school at a United Methodist Church”, according to Wikipedia. one of the books that i am really looking forward owning is the The Gospel According to Peanuts. The Gospel According to Peanuts is a best-selling 1965 book written by Presbyterian minister Robert L. Short about Charles M. Schulz’s popular comic strip, Peanuts. The book is based on Short’s use of the Peanuts characters to illustrate his lectures about the Christian Gospel. A sequel, The Parables of Peanuts, was written by Short in 1968.
now, why is Good Friday called “GOOD”? well, i have been trying to find that strip for months now and i still can’t find it. anyways, this will be mine to say. why is Good Friday called “GOOD”? because Jesus died on the cross. He just not stretched His arms on the cross, He bled to death. it was the worst kind of death at that time. Jesus died for me. for you. for us.
when Snoopy was asked by Woodstock, “why is Good Friday called “GOOD”?”, there was just a simple answer Snoopy gave. “ask the man on the cross…”.