With all the arguments about equality, hate, marriage, womens rights, rape culture, guns, mental illness and such that has been pervading our lives lately; I’m happy that this weekend will be all about getting out of dodge, spending time with my kid and my friends, and enjoying nature, dark skies, and beautiful spring mornings. It is Easter weekend after all, and whether you’re a Christian or not, whether you laugh at the idea of zombie Jesus or wake up for sunrise services bright and early Easter Sunday to celebrate; the fact is that today, Good Friday, is the day that a couple of thousand years ago a man accepted death, accepted being murdered, because he wasn’t afraid to love humanity and to do his best to help others. Not just the straight ones, or the rich ones, or the married ones, or the white ones. In fact, I sort of doubt he even knew any white ones.
Anyway, I’m sure if I made this post about what I believe about religion, and gender, and guns, and all of these hot button issues of late, I could surely anger someone from every side of the argument. But today is not that day. Today is the day that we should all remember be as selfless as that man who died for his belief in helping others. Lucky for us, we won’t be strung up on a cross for doing it. Love thy neighbor. Yep, even that one.
And enjoy this tune, Good Friday, by one of my favorite musicians, Elvis Perkins.