Why did there need to be a Good Friday?
One man's answer:
“ … God migrated to humanity so all of us in turn could migrate back to God. …- Fr. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C., from an article in the February 7 edition of America
“ … God in Jesus Christ so loved the world that he left his homeland and migrated into the far distant territory of humanity’s sinful and broken existence. There he laid down his life on a cross so that we could be reconciled with God and migrate back to our homeland where there is peace, harmony, justice and life. … "
The painting above is "The Two Marys Watch the Tomb" by James Tissot. It's from the Brooklyn Museum of Art.