As the Holy Week approaches, Christians will observe Good Friday and all that it entails. Despite the name, this religious holiday attributes its essence to holiness rather than goodness. This is the day when Jesus died for the sins of the world and Christians honor his sacrifice through ceremonies and fasting.
Good Friday is also more than just a religious event. For others, it is the time for sincere reflection about life and the decisions affecting it. it is to assess your faith and your beliefs, as well as to ponder whether your values are consistent with your actions.
Here are 20 Good Friday quotes to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus. These quotes may also help you heal and find clarity in your life.
Good Friday Quotes
Mercy, peace and love. May the grace and Lord surround and be with you on Good Friday.
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son. – John 3:16
For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day. – Mark 9:31
Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterwards has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified. – Mahatma Gandhi
The dripping blood our only drink,
The bloody flesh our only food:
In spite of which we like to think
That we are sound, substantial flesh and blood –
Again, in spite of that, we call this Friday good.
– T.S. Eliot
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. – William Penn
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. – Isaiah 60:1-2
Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime. – Martin Luther
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him. – Napoleon Bonaparte
To holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon, a name to transport. His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living. – John Henry Newman
So shall we join the disciples of our Lord, keeping faith in Him in spite of the crucifixion, and making ready, by our loyalty to Him in the days of His darkness, for the time when we shall enter into His triumph in the days of His light. – Philip Ledyard Cuyler
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. – Peter, 2: 24
The word “Christianity” is already a misunderstanding – in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross. – Friedrich Nietzsche
If Christ is God, He cannot sin, and if suffering was a sin in and by itself, He could not have suffered and died for us. However, since He took the most horrific death to redeem us, He showed us in fact that suffering and pain have great power.
Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. – John 11:25-26
The Cross was the manifestation of Divine love without reserve or limit; but it was also the expression of man’s unutterable malignity. – Sir Robert Anderson
By the cross we, too, are crucified with Christ; but alive in Christ. We are no more rebels, but servants; no more servants, but sons! – Frederic William Farrar
Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death. – Soren Kierkegaard
Death is the justification of all the ways of the Christian, the last end of all his sacrifices, the touch of the Great Master which completes the picture. – Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine
May on this Good Friday we start it with Fasting & Prayers so that we can bring God’s mercy & forgiveness on all mankind. Let’s Pray together.
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