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Good Friday

I hang around people who run and ride long distances, and our shared suffering is part of the mystique and draw of what we do. However, when I come to this weekend, especially Good Friday, I refuse to even consider any physical suffering I have encountered on a run or ride to be tough when compared to what Jesus endured for us from the bogus trial to his death on the cross.

Paul, Jesus' sent one to the Greeks and Romans, suffered like his Leader and wrote, "We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we're certainly going to go through the good times with him!" (Romans 8:17; MSG). Paul had firsthand experiences with suffering like Jesus so he could write what he did. I can only sit with my mouth shut and and my head bowed in humility as I consider what Jesus did to pay the debt I owed God on the cross.

Good Friday is only Good because of Easter Sunday. Otherwise, that Friday was a travesty of justice and the greatest t…