Do you believe in Holy week sacrifices?
Do you expect that when you made those Holy week sacrifices your prayers will be answered?
For Christian Catholics these are some of theHoly week sacrifices tradition: not eating beef, pork or any meat and refrain from having fun.
I can remember when we were still kids, having vacation with cousins in our province at our lola's house, she gets so angry if we keep on running around, riding bicycle (I used to ride 2-wheels bike when I was between 6-9y/o) and climb the star apple tree, eat meat during Holy week Lola will be furious, (she would strike a wall, when we hear the sting ray's tail or "Latigo" we all go inside our rooms and pretend to be sleeping) she is really strict "segrado Catholico". Our food was all fish recipes including dried fish "daing and dilis" all the vegetables and sea foods we can eat except pork, goat and beef.
In my humble opinion, if you read in the Bible the part where Jesus has done all the sacrifices in order for us to be save and all we need to do is to follow Him. There's no other way to God except through Jesus.
Hmmm would I still consider sacrificing on Holy week? Like those "Not to eat foods". No I don't sacrifice in that area.
I wouldn't consider it sacrificing but I have made a promise to myself ever since I started to study in college, I will not use computers and mobile phones for 3-days from Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Black Saturday... Why? Because it was during those days that my prayers to Divine Mercy was answered. Divine Mercy is Jesus. Still I wouldn't consider myself like my lola a "segrado Catholico".
Hybrid? hmmm I'm a Christian, just a Christian who follow Christ message in the Bible. Sometimes I do fail, we all do, Who can't? As human being nobody's perfect.
Don't be a CEO Christians as Pastor Ken told us "don't remember Christ on Christmas Easter Only (CEO)" Easter is part of the Holy week. We should always remember Him everyday of our daily life.
Anyway during Holy Thursday, good Friday, and Black Saturday my body automatically shuts down all I wanted to do is sleep and sleep is my ride going to dream world.
How about you, what's your Holy week sacrifices?