You May Spot ‘Forrest Gump’ Recreating the Iconic Cross Country Journey
His name may not be Forrest Gump, but this guy sure loves running. 38-year-old Robert Pope has been making international headlines thanks to his cross-country mission to recreate the historic running chapter of the Academy Award-winning film Forrest Gump. (Source: http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/forrest-gump-recreates-iconic-journey/)
What is Good Friday?
Good Friday is what Lent has been building up to - Jesus' death. It may seem strange to call a day someone died as 'good' but at the time it really meant 'holy'. Christians remember how Jesus was flogged and taken, as he carried the cross, to the hillside where he was crucified with two criminals, even though he had done nothing wrong.
He was nailed to the cross there and left to die. This is why a cross is used as a symbol of the Christian faith.
Traditions for Good Friday, in the UK churches carry a cross and lead people through their towns near the church before the Good Friday service.
What is Easter Sunday?
It's the most important day of the church year for Christians. It is when they believe Jesus rose from the dead three days after he was killed. It is often called the 'resurrection'. The Bible says the women returned to the tomb and found it open, they were told to go and tell the disciples 'He is Risen' - the he being Jesus. It is only later, when Jesus is on the road and joins the disciples walking that he crops up again. In the Bible it says when they're all gathered Jesus reveals himself to them, and doubting Thomas touches his wounds as proof of who he is.