Tuesday, April 7, 2009

How do you make Holy Week holy?

Growing up in a province like Davao, there's really a big difference as to how I commemorate Christ's passion or simply, the Holy Week.

When I was still living there, this week is the holiest week I live my entire year. 

I could still remember waking up at around 4 o'clock in the morning to join the Way of the Cross which is a walk for around a kilometer or two.

I even usually join a choir of angels singing to celebrate the Christ's resurrection. Yes. I wore that one cloth with an artificial halo and wings while singing, "Alleluia, Alleluia, Alle, Alleluia,"

The name speaks for itself.

When I started spending my Holy Week here in Manila, things changed. 

Instead of a prayerful and holy Holy Week, I spend it out-of-town with my friends and special someones. Last year I went to Subic, this year will be in Zambales.

Maybe because I'm miles away from my family, who are the ones who influences me to spend it the way they do which is the one thing I miss about this week.

I wish I could spend this with my family.

I miss them. I miss them so much.

"Lordy, this week of solitude and serenity, may you guide and protect my family, my friends, and my better half,"