The Gospel of John is used every Good Friday. This reflection will merely note some important aspects of the narrative that the author chose to highlight. It helps to remember that the Gospel of John differs significantly from the other three Gospels, presenting, rather, a theological/spiritual meditation on the mystery and impact of the risen Jesus. It embodies the fruit of six or so decades of prayerful reflection within a unique Christian community of disciples. The purpose of the Gospel was not so much to present accurate historical detail as to lead readers to a deeper faith in and life-giving relationship with the risen Jesus.