Lenten Prayer Reflection by Elizabeth Liguori

Apr 14 2017
JN 18:1-19:42
Today is Good Friday which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus, and it is the most solemn day in the Church calendar. To many Catholics, Good Friday is a day of sorrow mixed with joy. This is because it is a time to grieve over the sin of man and to think about and rejoice over God’s love in giving His only son to save us from our sins. Something that is important to notice while reading this Gospel is the three times that Peter denied Jesus. During the Last Supper, Jesus told Peter that he would deny knowing Jesus three times before the cock crowed. Peter was astounded and did not believe this because he thought he was ready to die for Jesus, however Peter in fact left Jesus and did not stand by him. This Good Friday, we must acknowledge our sins and rejoice that Jesus died to save us and bring us to eternal life.