For me it is simple. Jesus said it was, passionately.
21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”
23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
~ Matthew 16:21-23
It is a Good Friday. Although the scene is horrific for Man to behold, imagine the joy in the heart of God. He knows what Sunday brings and ALL of his children were freed from sin and free to come (directly) to Him.
Pray today for wisdom and knowledge. Help to discover how God wills you to introduce more people to this Good News.