Grandma and Good Fridays: No Laughing Allowed

Holy week usually meant that it was time for my family to go on an outing. Everyone would be there–my aunts, uncles, cousins, and even family pets.

It was Good Friday when my cousins and I were at the veranda of our house in the province.

Someone said something silly, and we all burst out laughing.

My lola looked at us and said, “Huwag kayo tumawa. Patay ang Diyos!”

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4 thoughts on “Grandma and Good Fridays: No Laughing Allowed

  1. I remember my grandmothers with this (both parents’ side, may their souls rest in peace). They would say the same thing. They used to admonish us every time my siblings, cousins and I made “noise” on Holy Week.

    Contrary to this though, my Dad, being the liberal minded, would say it’s okay to make noise or have fun on Holy week, Jesus already saved us 2000+ years ago. There’s no point in wallowing in misery, God wants us to be happy. We remember Jesus’ sacrifice, of course, but it doesn’t mean we restrict ourselves from being ourselves. What’s important is how we live our everyday lives following the path of the righteous. 🙂


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