What is Good Friday for you?

Philippines
April 9, 2009 8:26pm CST
Today is Good Friday in which Catholics are remembering the death of Jesus Christ. But let's admit it, a lot of Filipinos are now in in the beach enjoying with their families. Although there are some elders who are still practicing their devotion, I think there are getting few these days. I know that Filipinos are fond of vacations and want to spend more time with their love ones, but I think the Catholic church are starting to lose touch with their members. I am not a Catholic, but I believe there is a GOD whoever HE is. I respect and admire those who have strong faith no matter what their religion are. For me, Good Friday is an ordinary day with respect to my faith simply because I believe that it should NOT be only once a year that we remember the sacrifice our Lord. Good Friday for me is everyday to remind me that I should be good to my neighbors and to help anybody in the best way I can. How about you?
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@agv0419 (3028)
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
I'm a Catholic I'm not against for those who want to enjoy their vacation in Holy Week. For me I still respect Good Friday how God sacrifices his life to our sins. For my opinion I hope some Catholic still respect the true essence of Holy Week and avoid having fun during this time.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
10 Apr 09
[i]I am with you in that view. I believed that we can live our life each day commemorating how our God saved us by being a good person to everyone we know and we don't know.. I observe fasting also during this week but I am more on my attitude, I am not perfect and each day, I am trying to minimize thinking bad to myself and others, saying painful words to others and so on and hoping that throughout the year and my life, I will be able to have that self-control![/i]
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
10 Apr 09
The only thing it means to me is I get paid double time and a half to work and it isn't even busy.
@arkasen (748)
• India
10 Apr 09
For me good friday is like all other days except one think this is a holiday. So I have all the day to enjoy as i like.
@garyc09 (133)
10 Apr 09
It's a nice excuse to stay in and relax. watch some tv.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
10 Apr 09
Its a work day most every where but I have worked at places that did take it off for a long weekend. Also when farming it is a day to palnt potaotes and other things.
@pxm204192 (160)
• China
10 Apr 09
when i begin to work at the working places,i have not a time concept on what day i am. because i have a lot of thing to do it.as for you, friday is the god for day,but to our orient place----chinese,it do not has such a deep idea. the people only spent the spare time on friday day with their family. and the most advantage is that he can do the own favour thing for him.
@kun2349 (23473)
• Singapore
10 Apr 09
I do know there's a good friday in this month but i dunno it's today.. lol =D TO me, good friday is just like any other day because i dun belong to any religion and also, it means a long weekend for me.. lol =D It's just like a holiday with no strings attached.. As i dun have any catholic frenz, thus i wont know what good friday means to them at all too.. lol =D
@rsa101 (17158)
• Quezon City, Philippines
10 Apr 09
Good Friday is the day that we Catholics remember the day when Christ was crucified. This is the day were we focused more on the passion of Christ how he offered His life for us to be forgiven. I am glad you have a deep respect for those that practice differently from your belief. I am sometimes become offended by those that seems volatile when professing their faith. I wish everyone can just allow each to practice their own faith and stop back lashing at each other's faith.
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
Hi there. Well, I guess my family is more of the traditional sort in that we prefer to spend Good Friday, and Holy Week for that matter, at home reflecting and spending time with each other. I guess I prefer it this way rather than going on a vacation wherein there would be too many distractions to be able to reflect properly. Though I agree that everyday should be a Good Friday, I actually take the opportunity during Holy Week to reflect on my life, where I am and where I want to be, what's really important - stuff like that.
@GardenGerty (109198)
• United States
10 Apr 09
That is very good. We should not just remember on one day what someone gave His life for. It takes our whole lifetime. Have a holiday filled with grace my friend.