REPOST: Prod. By BLACKCATHOLIC – 4: “God is Dead: For the Good Fridays and Holy Saturdays of Our Lives” (For Laudare)
Good to repost this for today:
Here’s an article I wrote for Laudare in 2017 that fits the occasion of Holy Saturday:
“God is Dead: For the Good Fridays and Holy Saturdays of Our Lives”
Here are some excerpts:
“When evil and suffering has taken out all the good in the world in an onslaught of pain, what joy could anything left in it provide me? When the problem of evil seems to lack a proper resolution where do I go to get any answers? Many of us have been through exactly this moment of unwavering despair.”
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“There are times when we have Good Fridays, and we bear a cross. Afterwards, we might die an inner death of spirit; our light, and hope seems stuffed out. Meanwhile, the rest of our being endures a prolonged Holy Saturday, waiting and praying for a resurrection of our inner life. We reach out to God, but, as the Jews beheld the Man, we behold the silence. For the Good Fridays and Holy Saturdays of our lives, what are we to do?
Look to Him, and wait for Him.”
Get the rest here.