“HOW Good Friday here compares to the world” was an interesting read (Sunraysia Daily, April 16).
It said: “Good Friday just got slightly more lively in Australia” ... referring the (yawn) AFL football.
What could be more un-lively than large sweaty men brawling for possession of a ball?
It also said: “Otherwise it’s still the quietest day of the year ... Good Friday is no big deal.”
Incorrect. Quietness is a very big deal – a scarce commodity, worthy of cherishing where it survives.
Quiet minds become full of thoughts – about life, about purpose, about meaning, about God.
We don’t like quiet.
We like distraction – it’s about food, about feeling good and about kidding ourselves we look good.