GOOD FRIDAY – A SOLEMN DAY (CRUCIFICATION)
FOLLOWED BY EASTER – THE RESURRECTION
Amongst all Fridays’, the holiest of all days
We term it a Good Friday
A day of reckoning for the humanity
Whence our heart aches to its limits
With grief writ large on the faces of gentry
Who knowth about this Friday.
This solemn day is observed as the anniversary
Whence our most revered one ‘ Jesus Christ
Left his physical body from this planet
To meet the Supreme Spirit
Solemn prayers with fasting is observed on this day
In His memory who left this earth for us all
Purity of this day remains etched in the hearts
Of all those who know about the sacrifice of the son of God.
A Day which we reminisce every year
When our beloved one offered himself on the cross
Without even a slightest emotional upsurge.
In His lifetime this Messenger of Holy Spirit
Was most saintly and benevolent to all
And overly serene whilst meeting his own end in flesh and blood
At the hands of those who did not know what they were up to
Underwent crucification and final surrender to the Lord
On this day – a solemn one.
Even then sought forgiveness for his perpetrators, the heartless ones
And the sinful ones at the helm responsible for his end!
With final and eternal utterance, he forgave them for their ignorance
‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do’
Such words surcharged with compassion are rarest of rare
Which could only be from the heart of one who is the dearest son
Of the Omnipotent and Omniscient
A lesson to us humans, a most credible one
So merciful he was even to the irreligious ungodly lots
Drunk they were with power and standings
A temporary phenomenon for us earthlings
Such empathy is a key to Christ Consciousness
Suffering for us – relentless pain with a lot of humiliation
A death so holy – indeed for our redemption
Such supreme sacrifice is an instrument of compensation
Strikes at the tender chords of our heart, so palpable realization
That the Messengers of God cannot remain in void for so long
Therefore end followed resurrection
Thus stunning the general masses at large by his revivification
Methods may different in observation
Yet the sacredness of Good Friday for ever remains
The devout kneel with utmost reference
Before the Wooden Cross kept in Churches, so holy on this day.
Thence last words of Lord Christ are also repeated.
‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do’
So that those solemn words may remain imprinted in our recollection
Thence a symbolic burial of the Lord is undertaken
For which difference could be in method
But the inner most emotions are obviously very touching.
For our beloved Jesus Christ
Who for Truth sake gave His own life form
So that we humans are absolved of our sins.
Which a true son of God can only make it happen.
Factually dark spot on the anal of history is the crucification
Thence Easter is the bright spot in the form of resurrection
Whence the Star shined with a greater vigor and manifestation
Opening new pathways for our association
WITH LORD JESUS CHRIST IN HIS RESURRECTION…
History is replete with examples and witness to the fact that various incarnations of our Creator had to endure trials and tribulations in their real life time while living on this earth. People who opposed their ideas and ideals always opposed them tooth and nail because these God’s Incarnations were the messengers of peace and their mission was to spread the ETERNAL TRUTH and remove the spectre of ignorance from our midst. The Messengers of our God also helped in removal of evil that prevailed in the society. They preached ‘Bless them that curse you.’ They presented a living example for us humans to see how best they withstood onslaughts of those who opposed the very ideals which has divergent viewpoints – departure from their pseudo and outdated beliefs.
While reforming the masses and showing them the true path, the messenger of our God Jesus Christ faced several hurdles from those who opposed his idea. The other incarnations like Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, Prophet Mohammad faced many hurdles at every step but with their foresight and fortitude these Apostles of Peace challenged the old and hackneyed mores of behaviour and came out unscathed ultimately. Surprisingly, after their earthy sojourns they were accepted as the Messengers of God by the very people who opposed them in the first instance and remain giving their respectful place even now. This is the tragedy of humans that we do not recognize our God’s Messengers/Incarnations while they were on this planet but when they are no longer with us then we take them as their revered ones and worship them for their preaching! This is a travesty of fact with our humans.
Lord Jesus Christ is one such example amongst others like Prophet Mohammad, Lord Krishna, Lord Rama who gave new meaning and content to the philosophy of living. These Messengers of Peace fought for the common people and were able to rid the society of the evil doers and challenged the very philosophies of people at the helm of affairs during the periods on this earth. In that process these Sons of God had to face opposition. People who mattered suspected these God’s messengers because their ideals were counter to their (powerful opponents) own and in upholding these they (Sons of God) had to face trials and tribulations. During the life time Jesus Christ did everything to rid the then society of the evils prevalent and wanted to change the outlook of the people.
Although Jesus Christ suffered humiliation and immense pain at the hands of his tormentors yet he felt sympathy even for his tormentors while he agonized on the cross for us all. We should never forget that He suffered so that we are redeemed of our sins that we as humans do commit. There were disturbances and upheavals after he gave up his spirit.
Crucification of Jesus Christ gave a new meaning of life to us humans to follow. His ideals and preaching are held dear by us all and will remain so till eternity. May this Day remain etched in our memory as the day of redemption of humanity and He remains a beacon of light for all of us on this earth.
It is well said, there is always a light after the darkness. Jesus used to heal the physical ills of masses, he wanted their highest good while he was in flesh and blood like us. But the insensitive people just crucified him! This is also a fact that he had the power to escape being crucified but he did not do so. And even in agony he said: ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’ That is why He had to come back again for our happiness and for our purification. This purification is attained only when we’ve conquered our weaknesses in the form of our ego etc.
If crufication was a dark blot on those who crucified Jesus, the Easter is commemorated as a symbol of resurrection. Easter celebration has a historic perspective. It also symbolizes rebirth; a pious day that is why devotees decorate their houses, rejoice, mass prayers are conducted in Churches. It is a celebration in connection with the rising of Christ – the Son of God. Easter also opens door for a holy association with God through Jesus Christ.