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Good Friday and Easter: The promise of joy after pain and suffering

Dear Scecina Community,

Today, Good Friday, we mark one of the most important events in the Christian faith and the history of the world. We reflect on and pray about Jesus’ love, forgiveness, and gruesome, painful death on the cross. It is a somber day.

Yet one of the beauties of the Christian faith is that we believe, through faith in God, joy follows suffering. While sadness and pain exist in our lives, faith in God enables us to experience eternal life on the other side of suffering. 

Who among us will not suffer in some way? Whether our struggles are past, present or future, simple or complex, and few or many, may we all experience the joy and resurrection that God offers in His infinite love.

As we awaken on Sunday and every day, Happy Easter to you and yours!


Joe Therber