GOOD FRIDAY

Today is Good Friday here in America. Good Friday is celebrated two days before Easter Sunday. It is the day where Christians celebrate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ which is central in our belief. It just so happens that today in the news, after decades of speculation, new research suggests that the Shroud of Turin, one of the Catholic Church’s holiest relics, may be the real deal.
Believed by some to have been Jesus’ burial cloth, the Shroud has been the subject of much research. The latest battery of experiments led experts to conclude the cloth may have come from the first century A.D., making it old enough to have been used to bury Jesus Christ
Giulio Fanti, a professor of mechanical and thermal measurement at the University of Padua, announced the findings in a book that hit shelves Wednesday in Italy, reports Vatican Insider. Fanti has written several papers about the shroud, including one in 2011 that hypothesized how radiation could have caused the image of a man’s bloody face and body to appear on the cloth. Okay, here’s my take on that. According to Exodus 20:4, Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
Not that I’m saying that man may have made this shroud, nor am I saying that this is not the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. But the debate over this cloth has no bearing on anything, in my opinion. It seems like there are people who need justification that Jesus really did come and die. As far as what I believe, that is a done deal and no cloth or anything else can make me believe any more than what I already believe. If you’re looking for an image to assist you in believing in HIM, look no further than your faith.  Please enjoy your GOOD FRIDAY.

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