Good Friday: a silence full of love

28 March 2024

Good Friday is one of the most important days of the year for Christians, commemorating the death of Jesus on the cross. But beyond its religious significance, Good Friday is also a day to reflect on our own lives and our relationships with God and others. In a world increasingly focused on material success and power, it is easy to lose sight of what really matters: our connection to God and our ability to love and care for others.

On Good Friday, we remember the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, who gave his life for us to show us the way of love and redemption. This sacrifice not only reminds us of the importance of humility and compassion, but also shows us that true success is not about power or wealth, but about service and love for others. When we look at the cross of Jesus, it is because we recognise that the path he has taken is the path of true love, because he is faithful. He loved us to the end. We cannot live without love. Without love, we are nothing.

Love is more than life or death, because we give our life for love. That’s why, if you are true, if you belong to the truth, you immediately recognise the one who is love: “Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice”.

As religious women and Christians, we have much to learn from the example of Jesus on Good Friday. Let us remember that our true wealth and power come from our ability to make a positive difference in the world, to help others and to live our lives in a way that honours God and others.

On Good Friday, let us reflect on our own spiritual journey and our relationship with God. Let us take a moment to meditate and pray, to connect with our faith and to reflect on how we can improve our relationship with God and with others.

During these days, the text “María Antonia París, friend and companion in the journey” is being distributed.