Q: Why is it called Good Friday when it was such a bad day for Jesus?
A: This is a very good question. Who wants to suffer in this life? The answer is in the question. Jesus took on all of the bad things in our world, all our sins, to the cross and died for us that we may live. Jesus died so that you and I may have eternal life. That very Friday of Jesus’ suffering and death becomes a very Good Friday for us because our Hero saves the world. This also is why we hold Good Friday so close to our hearts and we observe this day with solemn (very special) devotion by going to church and praying together, and with fasting and abstaining from meat and snacks. This is the least we can do for the One who saved humanity.