|Stations of the Cross|
|Russ & Rex on the hike|
This morning, we cancelled spin class at Gold's and participated in the annual Mt. Tapochau hike with Rex & Clarie. Linda and Angie joined us shortly thereafter as well. At the base of the hill, we started our trek on a clear, sunny morning with few flowy clouds. There were hundreds of Catholics and Christians ascending and descending the mountain wearing anything from flip flops to heels to bare feet. Some wake up way before dawn (3-4am) and hike up to the top before the sun rises. We didn't embark until 6am so there was ample light. The road was also just graded so the deep crevices were flattened, making it more manageable to walk.
|Lady in Red|
Usually, a long queue forms to climb the stairs to the Jesus statue, but with Father Nonoy's service below, we quickly walked up to see Jesus' image staring west with his arms lifted. I see this as a pose that symbolizes his anguish, asking God the Father to forgive us. Our first golden retriever, Shelby, immediately barked at this Jesus statue when we took her up here. She must have felt that he was alive.
|Our house overlooking Lau Lau Bay|
Mt. Tapochau has had a minor facelift in that they erected the railings, which will eventually rust and become more hazardous. I preferred the openness of the apex, without any guardrails.
|Linda and Angie|
On Good Friday, many people tend to be much more accommodating and kind which is what Jesus preached. I hope that love and compassion for others progresses onto tomorrow, Sunday and the weeks and months ahead. .