Friday, April 14, 2017

Holy Week 2017: Leading The Way

Holy week has been a tradition passed from generations of devoted Christians; from Christian ancestors like Peter until the present time descendant, His Holiness Pope Francis. Christians are celebrating the passion, death and resurrection of the Christ who promised the salvation of humanity through the Holy cross where he suffered and died and became a symbol of our Christian faith.

In the Philippines, we have a great tradition in commemoration of the Holy week. It's all about Christ; the center of our faith. Our devotion is directed to Him as he saved us from sins. Like most Filipinos, we honor Christ in many ways. Some would show their faith in deeper self-infliction, similar to the suffering of Christ. Others would celebrate at home in a deeper self-reflection and meditation. We have our ways of showing piety and devotion to Christ and this is the culture to be passed on to the next generations of faithful Christians.

Good Friday at Manila Cathedral

The Good Friday is a symbol of our personal suffering as a reflection of the passion of Christ on the cross. As Christian, we have our cross to carry and overcome the challenges. Life has been meaningful as we remember the sufferings we embraced with Christ at the center of our life. Our savior will always be the Christ as our guiding light no matter what obstacles we are going through; the light of the universe and the light of all.

The negativity of the world is a reflection of individual thought towards humanity. Conflicts and wars resulting to destruction of life is a major source of stress and devastated self. Inhumane treatment to others is a result of selfishness and greed. The world has never been peaceful even at the early age of time, but the greatest gift we could offer to the world is a little peace inside our heart and soul. 

We give out peace and we receive peace of mind in return. It's always good to be reminded that the holy week is about getting out of our personal sufferings that we ourselves have created. Our sick mind could manifest into sickness of our soul and physical body. To escape from suffering is to understand the cause of suffering and the way out of suffering.

On this Holy week, we hit the negativity that haunts us, even those that are closer to us. We repel the dark light and replace with a pure light from the Divine. People will poke us of our misdeeds and be the guide Leading us to Jesusour greatest source of strength in our lowest moment in time. We take the path we have chosen and we have the to understand and accept the Divine power, love and light bestowed on us.

 © 2017 Del Cusay