That doesn’t mean you just have to settle for a good Friday, though. Why not see if you can make it a great one?
It’s Friday, after all. The weekend is finally here. It’s supposed to be almost 60 degrees in Maine today. A giant rabbit is bringing us baskets of candy and colorful eggs Sunday.
Of course, if you were raised by The Nuns like I was, you were taught that Good Friday is a very somber day. Good Friday was when Jesus was crucified for our sins, and we were supposed to go to church and be very mournful about this.
We weren’t supposed to eat meat on any Friday during Lent, but on Good Friday, I think we were supposed to denounce meat altogether and only eat three saltines and drink water all day. That was how serious things got for us poor, guilt ridden Catholics.
Now that I’m an adult, though, and thinking pretty much for myself (advertisers and the internet do still hold some sway over me!), I say that Good Friday should be a day of celebration.
What was it that the great twenty-first century writer Rebecca Black had to say about today? “It’s Friday! It’s Friday! Gotta get down with Friday!”
Even Pope Francis agrees. The Pontiff and I chatted about Good Friday last night via Skype. “If this generation wants to celebrate Good Friday in a more positive manner, I don’t see what’s wrong with it. Just be respectful, remember the significance of the day, and try to think ‘What would Jesus do?’ while you’re out there having fun.”
The Partying Pontiff wants you to have a great Friday, too, Modern Philosophers. So just ignore the judgmental eyes of The Nuns, and enjoy yourself. It’s been a long week, and you deserve to let your hair down and blow off some steam.
Remember, the Easter Bunny isn’t all stalkerish like Santa Claus. He’s not watching you while you’re sleeping and awake, he’s not making a list and checking it twice, and he isn’t going to leave coal in your basket if you have too much fun on Good Friday.
Once you punch out at the end of the work day, make it your first order of business to turn this into something more than just a good Friday.
Good Friday only comes around once a year. Make the most of it…