On my walk this morning it was so quiet out. Unlike most Fridays with cars zipping by on their way to work, there was hardly anyone on the roads. It was eerie.
Today is Good Friday. The day that Jesus was crucified and put to death for our sins. A sobering thought.
The reason we have a statutory holiday today, is due to our Judeo-Christian heritage in Canada. The entire country observes this day. But I wonder how many people actually think about why it is they don't have to go to work today. It seems strange that many people enjoy the day off, while not even believing in God anymore.
Here is Fr. Dennis's homily from last night, Holy Thursday.
"Let us pray for the grace to carry out the true will of God in our lives, particularly when we may be severely tempted to do the contrary."