Over on Twitter, “Happy Good Friday” is the top trending term, leading me to believe y’all never had to go to Stations Of The Cross with Sister Adelaide while the CCD kids colored eggs in comfort at home watching TV and not wearing scratchy polyester skirts and kneeling under threat of death or dismemberment with a copy of A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints.
The “Happy Good Friday” trend reads so oddly to this former Catholic School girl — though having been ejected myself after a difference of opinion with Sister Anthony Therese, I can’t say I was a model student. However, I seem to recall from my pre-bounce days of catechism that Happy Good Friday is a dissonant to its core phrase, one that conflicts with the solemn reflection of the day Jesus was nailed to that cross.
Is this a Catholic v. Protestant thing? Anyway, over on Twitter, the sentiment is rife, with many tweeting:
happy ” good friday ” yall
— R A T C H E T (@LilSwitcha_) April 18, 2014
lets remember what this weekend is about. happy good friday pic.twitter.com/A9vKEVg5gt
— Sarah Jolley (@sarahjolley16) April 18, 2014
Happy Good Friday. Today is the day where God’s son died on the cross for our sins. So blessed that he loved us that much to do so.
— GAPeachBelle125 (@ga_belle125) April 18, 2014
— Convoy of Hope (@ConvoyofHope) April 18, 2014
Listen, if you don’t want me saying “Happy Good Friday,” why don’t you call it Bad Friday, or Terrible Friday, or “Oh God Why Friday?”
— Sara Manela (@MidianiteManna) April 18, 2014
Okay, now we’re making sense:
Happy Good Friday, or as I like to call it Jesus’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
— The Suniverse (@TheSuniverse) April 18, 2014
Anyway, we’re with this guy:
Happy Good Friday, if crucifixion is what floats your boat.
— JRehling (@JRehling) April 18, 2014
Does anyone else feel like the “Happy Good Friday” thing is a bit like … wearing rosary beads around your neck?