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The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts

Thomas Lane Butts: What's Good about Good Friday?

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts (UMC)

Good Friday
By Dr. Thomas Lane Butts



T

omorrow is Good Friday.  Who in the world gave it that name?



R

eading even the most sketchy and benign accounts of that day is enough to make the strong shudder.  No one there that day, including the Romans who did the deed, would ever have agreed to call it Good Friday.  It was a terrible day by any standard of consideration.
    
Even dumb nature cried out against it.

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