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Published:April 18th, 2014 11:43 EST
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Good Friday!

By Robert Paul Reyes

Every Friday is a good Friday, since it signals the approaching weekend when you can party or just relax, depending on your age, and then it`s dreadful Monday again.

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If I were the President of the United States my first official action would be to declare Friday, every Friday, a holiday, thereby ensuring my reelection and the undying love and admiration of the American public.

But today is "Good Friday", the day in which Roman Catholics and Protestants commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.

The phrase seems counterintuitive since the religious holiday is observed with fasting, prayer, lighting votive candles and somber reflection.

So why in the name of everything that is good, holy and decent, is today known as "Good Friday. "?

Christians proclaim that it`s Good Friday, because it led to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

But I don`t care whether it`s called Somber Friday or Good Friday, today is a day for Christians and non-Christians to celebrate the miracle of new beginnings, new life, a fresh start...


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