Month: March 2016

CultureFaithLGBT

A Word for my LGBTQ Community on Good Friday

For a long time, I had no idea how to handle Good Friday. I didn't understand why we had a whole day set aside to talk about the crucifixion when we are supposed to be focused on the resurrection of Jesus. Catholics, mainline protestants, and other liturgical congregations all had this solemn nature and even had whole services dedicated to this holy day, but I never really understood why until recently. In the faith I grew up with, we never focused much on Good Friday. We only focused on Easter. Only on life, never death. Only on resurrection, never suffering. Only on the Heaven promised us, never the hell we live in now. And that's not a bad way to live.…