Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Holy Week (Part 1)
Lots of people go to the beach and provinces for vacation during this time. Or, watch movies whole day long. Is that what the Holy Week is all about?
For the faithful, such is a time to remember Christ and what He has done for man's redemption - the healing of our soul and lives.
Holy week can be an opportunity to reflect on death.
George Bernard Shaw once noted, "The statistics on death are quite impressive. One out of one people die."
Death does not respect age, merit, strength, wealth, fame, or power. There is no human remedy or therapy for death.
With that inescapable reality, the whole of life then is a preparation for death. We all have our time to die just as we all had our time to be born.
When death sweeps you from this earthly existence, could you say you're ready?
During the Holy Week, you can take time to know the secret of how to live to be prepared for death.
"The days of our lives are seventy years and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow for it is soon cut off and we fly away" (Psalm 90:10).