Here is a beautiful reflection for Good Friday, courtesy of Greg Garrett, an Episcopal priest and author who lives in Austin. He posted it to his Facebook page yesterday.
“The central lesson of Good Friday is the central lesson of life: Things fall apart. Things get lost. Things get broken. But, when things fall apart, there is also the possibility that something unimaginably good can arise from that circumstance. It happens more often than we deserve.
“That possibility of grace doesn't mean things go back to exactly the way they were, even if we think that's what we want. Life is about change and transformation. Including our change and transformation.
“Wishing you grace, peace, and insight around the things that are broken.”