March 16 to 23 is already the Holy week season here in the Philippines. This is the time where people are more conscious about refining themselves. Trying to refrain from doing sins, from eating too much and some abstain from eating meat. This is also the time where a lot of Filipino families spend quality time by going to places. Others just stay at home enjoying the company of their spouse and children.
The Holy week season ends on the celebration of Easter, the most significant holy day celebrated by most Christians.
The Focus of the Season
I often saw a lot of people on TV, trying to crucify themselves and did exactly what Christ has done on the cross… but we need not to do this thing. When Christ died on the cross, he said.. It is finished! We need don’t need to beat our bodies or crucify ourselves because He already gave it all.
For some people, this is the time for them to desist from sinning. This is good! I remembered when I invited my friend for a meeting on Tuesday, but she refused because it’s already holy week? Why? What’s wrong? “It’s time for me to be good”, she said. Being good should not only be for the holy week, but it should be everyday we are living our lives pleasing the Lord.
“For God so love the world, that He gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes on Him will not perish but have everlasting life” John 3:16