This little book of reflections is compiled by Fr Michael Collins to help us reflect on and make sense of what happened on Good Friday.
The reflections direct us to look at 4 Angry Men – Annas, Caiaphas, Herod, and Pontias Pilate, and asks do we see anything of ourselves in their actions that day.
It then goes on to look at Jesus, His arrest, interrogation, humiliation, and crucifixion, and provides a meditation on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross.
Lastly it provides a meditation for each of the Stations of the Cross.
The meditations are short and accessible, recently one parishioner said of the book: ‘For the first time it felt like the book was written for the likes of me, and not some expert.’
Fr Collins uses a lifetime of experience in teaching on the meaning of Good Friday to present those events in a way that deepens our understanding of the motivations of all the players involved, and the centrality of the death of Jesus to our understanding of who He was and is.
This little book of reflections brings us all to look at this familiar event with new eyes and understanding.