Since keeping my eyes open is a definite problem, I thought I'd share with the blogosphere something of the beautiful Good Friday Service I experienced at Broadway Baptist, my husband's church, and the church in which we were married.
"This liturgy that Christ enacted on the cross represents the culmination of precisely this liturgy, the 'liturgy of the world.' This is the liturgy which reveals, ultimately, God's plan for human history, which shows the world not as some 'evil, godless realm,' but as a holy space permeated by grace, as a "Neighborhood' where God may be known and named. In the world's depth, at the center of each person, God's grace glows, burns, illumines, hallows, pleads, reproves, invites, emboldens, subverts and enlivens." (Nathan Mitchell)
"And on this day Christ died. It was for love and was his only pride: it was the rock he struck and traveled to, on this day he did what he meant to do. It was the wrath and whisper of the dove: the pure and original spring of love."