On Good Friday we see a love which is prepared to accompany us in our suffering.The promise of God with us is realised as Christ experiences our deepest agonies, despairs and even our sense of being abandoned by God. The kind of love that walks with us into the darkest places where nothing else seems to help is very precious.
When we show that Christ-like capacity to walk with others then we bring hope and healing, not because we can take away pain but because our presence affirms their dignity and value as human beings. It is that which redeems life in spite of all its ugliness, and futility. On this day we see how such a love turns the bleakest, darkest moments to good.