Calling the day that Jesus died Good Friday seems counter-intuitive.
There is a hymn by Sidney Carter which many will know called "Lord of the Dance".
One of the verses reads:
I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black
It's hard to dance with the devil on your back,
They whipped and they stripped and they hung me on high
And left me there on the cross to die.
The next verse tells us why it is Good (warning: spoiler alert (as if you didn't know)).
They cut me down and I leapt up high
I am the life that will never, never die.....
God's love and life never stop, even in the darkest of places and our lowest hours. It is only through death that Jesus can bring life. He shows us the way. Most of us are not called to a literal and torturous death but we are called to leave ourselves behind and enter into a world which is full of a heavenly tune and dance steps which fill us but which we do not own.