LENTEN SEASON is a special time to reflect on the suffering and death of Christ. Ito ang panahon ng pagdarasal at pagsasakripisyo habang tayo ay naglalakad kasama ni Kristo sa Kalbaryo. In this journey, Christ suffered, was humiliated, betrayed and crucified on the cross. Namatay siya upang ta-yong lahat ay mabuhay.
The long holiday beginning Maundy Thursday is a traditional break from our haywire schedules. Ang iba sa atin ay magbabakasyon sa probinsiya, sa beach, sa ibang bansa, o magpapahinga lang sa bahay. Sana kahit tayo nagbabakasyon ay huwag nating kalilimutan na magpasalamat sa Diyos for giving us his Son, Jesus Christ, the greatest sign of His love.
I asked some stars kung ano ang kahulugan ng Holy Week para sa kanila and how will they spend it this year. Here are their answers:
Sitti – Holy Week has always been a time for me to reflect on myself and my faith. It is also a time for me to serve in the church.
I’ve always spent Holy Week at home with my family. We also attend church activities.
Tintin Bersola-Babao – Ang Semana Santa ay panahon upang ipaalala sa ating lahat ang kadakilaan ng ating Panginoon. Nagpapako Siya sa krus, ibi-nuwis ang Kanyang buhay para sa ating mga kasalanan.
Sa Holy Week, magsisimba kaming muli sa pitong simbahan (Bisita Iglesia). Dito lang kami sa bahay. Sa Maynila kasi walang trapik!
Amy Perez – Holy Week is my time to do my 3R with my family and God. It is a time to Relax with my family. It is also a time to Reflect and Renew my relationship with God.
For people who are in this kind of work, this is the only time when we can take a long vacation with our families.
K-La Rivera – Holy Week for me is not only a time of resting physically and mentally but also a time to reflect on the Lord’s sacrifices and great love for us.
I plan to go to our province in Pampanga and spend time with my family.
GB Sampedro – It is a time for reflection.
I will just be at home.
Duncan Ramos – Holy Week is a spiritual renewal season for me. It is a sacred stop of the year reminding us how His sacrifice fulfilled His victory for humanity.
Since it’s also a day off from work, I see to it that I spend it with my family at home, taking time to contemplate, meditate, and internalize on my spiritual life.
Hansen Nichols – When I was a child, it meant nothing. But now, it’s time for reflection and prayer. It is also a time for families to bond.
Since my family doesn’t live here, I will be going out of the country with my friends. I will reflect and pray in a different country this year.
A Blessed Holy Week to all of us!
Kaibigan, usap tayo muli!
Points of Boy
by Boy Abunda