The oldies used to tell us during Good Friday that Jesus Christ will die at 3:00 pm so we should observe silence. My curious mind (oh yes, I was really curious back then… thecuriousme suits me eh? ) can’t seem to accept that and I felt that something’s wrong somewhere.
Observance of Holy Week includes not being noisy and eating meat was absolutely a big no no. So as a child, I always feel uneasy during Holy Week because of the Do’s and Don’ts that need to be followed as well as the concept behind it.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not much of a devotee but I believe in God’s existence. I just don’t particularly agree with most of the Roman Catholic beliefs (no pun intended). I practice a moment of silence to reflect and talk to Him, not only during Holy Week but almost everyday (sometimes I fall asleep while in the process of doing it… sorry Big Bro!) It’s a custom that I’m intending to keep in my lifetime. It’s absolutely worth the time and what’s more, it’s free of charge.
Anyhow, one thing that I looked forward to during Holy Week when I was a kid was the “Sabado Gloria” (Glorious Sabbath/Saturday). During this day, we hang out at the beach… swim (although I don’t know how to swim)… eat… chat… until we all get tired and decide to go home.
Recently, I discovered another Holy Week activity that unites people. It’s Easter Egg Hunting! Ha! For the first time in my life, I participated in our workplace and out of the six (6) eggs hidden, I found one (1). 😀 The prize? It’s Mrs. Fluffy (white chocolate that’s shaped like a rabbit)!
Have a good moment of silence everyone. Let’s all thank Him for sacrificing Jesus Christ, His only son, to save us from our sins. Thanks a lot Big Bro!