Friday, April 10, 2009

Reflections on Lent

This is My Blood that is being poured out for many so that sins are forgiven.
Do this in remembrance of me.
Take up your cross and follow me.
Forgive them, for they know not what they are doing.
Into Your Hands I commend my spirit.

Having studied in a Catholic school from pre-school to high school (oh, even College!), I practically grew up with the Paschal Mystery (Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ) at the back of my head. Long have I reflected that this is beyond the syllabus of a Religion Class; this is my calling, our calling as Christians. It has been an on-and-off realization for me; only rekindling in this season of Lent. Maybe because there are not much to do or much to see on the boob tube or maybe because of the numerous Sinakulos on Good Friday. But whatever happens–I might stray away from this–I know that He will always be open-arms to a repenting son.

And that is basically the reason He died, so that we may be born again from the ashes of the past.

Special thanks to the youth of San Roque Parish (San Pablo City, Laguna)
for their dedication on this year's Sinakulo where these photos are taken.
More photos on my Multiply Photo Album.

GMT +8 Manila, Philippines