Today is a solemn, sacred day.
The day where Satan thought he had triumphed.
Judas' betrayal, and later suicide.
Mary's motherly pain, watching her son be crucified.
Mary Magdalene's sorrow as a sinner beneath the Cross.
But we know this is only the beginning of the most beautiful triumph over Evil.
These pictures are from the movie "The Passion of Christ" directed by Mel Gibson. I'd recommend watching it today.
And if you haven't gone recently, go to Confession.
Use this day in all its sadness, to prepare for the Joy on Sunday.