Dear Friends of Marriage,
Today it's Good Friday. For those of us who are Christians this is perhaps the most important day of the year. And it's a paradox. Always the same paradox: This is the day I am asked contemplate the way in which my sins--my own sins--crucified my Lord and my God. What a horrifying thought. What a black day. God who came down to dwell among us, tortured, humiliated, executed among criminals as a criminal.
Even after such an extraordinary gift, human beings wake up each day unable or unwilling to reach even minimal standards--thou shalt not lie, thou shalt not covet--much less the Great Commandments. Who can love one's neighbor--the guy in the deli, much less the homeless person on the street--with the infinite love we bestow on ourselves? Who can match for others the human heart's patient, constant, persistent desire that good be showered upon us, whether we deserve it or not?
But for the grace of God....
And yet here it is Good Friday, the day in which God took upon Himself our sins, and so made it possible for sinful people to be in communion with Holiness itself.
Thank you for your comradeship and your prayers. I pray that you and your family be protected, inspired and encouraged to defend Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth.
National Organization for Marriage
20 Nassau Street, Suite 242
Princeton, NJ 08542