There’s a good article in the Huffinton Post about the meaning of Good Friday. Here’s a quote:
“Crucifixion was designed to save the empire — but those who testified to God’s incarnate love and who told of the resurrection saved the church. If Christians reject the imperial designs of crucifixion, we must break silence whenever violence is used to shame, instill fear, fragment human community, or suppress our work for economic justice, health care, and peace. We must offer a way of holding this life with wisdom about evil, with sorrow for all it destroys, and with profound, deep love for life.”
Take a look.