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Reflection SHE SAYS Dinah S. Ventura 04/18/2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Reflection

SHE SAYS
Dinah S. Ventura
04/18/2011
As the Catholic population observes the Holy Week this year, which culminates the religious season of Lent, we, Christians, will observe the traditions, including fasting, alms-giving and more than the usual amount of prayer this week.

This somber season, however, is also marked by some form of celebration even though “fasting” per se also means inhibiting ourselves from festivities. This is because family members get to go out of town together and have a summer break as many are given time off from work at this time.

For me, the Lenten season has a deeper meaning this year. Events of the recent past have forced me to reckon with faith and mortality. It seems death, indeed, can come too soon, and unexpectedly. Not only have I felt grief for the loss of some people within my sphere, but the disasters and tragedies that have taken so many lives have also affected me somehow..... MORE

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