What is Good Friday all about? By Adv. A.M. Sodder

Does Good Friday only mean going to Church and attending a Stations of the Cross which reminds us of Christ’s final journey?

Does Good Friday only  mean going for the 3 hours agony and listening to the lovely preaching/ talk  given by the preacher and then going home ?

Or does it mean walking the talk after going home?

Is this wonderful sermon/talk  only for the laity or is it also applicable to  the preacher as well ?

Who is a better person/ priest  one who talks or one who stands for the truth?

I am the Hon.  Secretary and  one of the 112 catholics who have purchased a flat in a building in which the society was formed in the year 2004. The Maharastra Ownership Flats Act mandates that conveyance be given within 4 months of society formation. This conveyance is to be given to us by the St. Micheals Church Mahim.  Sadly till date this conveyance is not being given in order that benefits of additional  FSI  can be fraudulently taken away from us.

Does the Church stand for the truth? Corrupt builders also don’t give conveyance of the land to the society’s easily?

Which commandment has been infringed by the Church by not giving us conveyance?

If someone commits forgery and fraud is it the duty of the Church to remain silent or should it stand for the truth and expose the rot? What does Ezekiel Chapter 3 verses 16-20 say ?

Would not additional bogus FSI affect the environment and put a load on the infrastructure of the land?

Yes Good Friday does not end today but it means change in our lives . Good Friday means making right the wrong.  Unfortunately the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in Mumbai still does not consider denial of conveyance  to Marinagar flat purchasers  as a wrong. The  hierarchy in the Church in Mumbai should stop preaching and should start practicing. Does the Church in Mumbai have a different bible?

Good Friday would mean being kingmaker and not  making oneself a king.

Charity begins at home. If you cant set  things right  in your backyard don’t  try to preach things to others.

Which Priest/ person  in Mumbai who claims to be Jesus’s disciple and follower is willing to stand for the truth and willing to openly confront the authorities?

Would Christ have denied conveyance to the Marinagar residents which is a mandatory provision as per  the law of the law?

Christ was betrayed by Judas for 30 pieces of silver. Today the only difference is that the price of silver has gone up and the stakes are heavier. These acts crucify Jesus.

Stop preaching and start acting. May be then vocations will increase.




About The Voice Of Bombay's Catholic Laity

Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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2 Responses to What is Good Friday all about? By Adv. A.M. Sodder

  1. James Kottoor says:

    Thank you dear Arcanjo, Happy Easter and the Lord’s PEACE. I was wondering what has happend to you. Thanks for publishing some of my article. In the attachment below is a beautiful article for Easter. Its message is: Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable as Jesus did. Please publish it for tomorrow, Easter. God bless you. james

  2. What you write is true’ We have today more preachers than doers. Often the doers are the laity. That is why Francis pappa tells them to look up to the laity to learn and get inspired, because today it is the hour of the laity to lead and the clergy to follow. james kottoor

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