The glory of God that calls forth our worship is not God’s absoluteness, that is, not an identity perfected by secure possession of it. God is not God because God holds the divine identity and does not let anyone else have it. That is the mark of Satan. God is God because God shares that identity, the Father with the Son, and through the Son the Father with us. Here is a very different image of the meaning of God as the foundation of the universe and, therefore, of our own lives. God then is the power to communicate life. God’s will is the will to communicate life. In this regard we believe that Jesus in his dying is doing God’s will and is revealing God’s wonderfulness. Therefore, it really is Good Friday! You don’t have to wait for Sunday; it’s really Good Friday. There are dreadful aspects, the human barbarity, but these dreadful aspects are not at the center. And to us the Eucharist, the bread and wine which we eat and drink, represents to us Christ’s death as life-giving, self-giving expenditure. That is why in our communities we eat to represent his death.
Arthur McGill, Death and Life: An American Theology, 78.