Easter is a religious holiday, not unlike Christmas, that has become so much more about all the other stuff – cards, gifts, goodies, and family gatherings – than the religious significance. I am not necessarily complaining about it, merely recognizing it. All the kitsch and family tradition that goes along with Easter has dwarfed the religious significance.
Of course, that makes sense in the commercial world we live in. Talking about death and resurrection is nice if you like that kind of thing; but, candy, Easter egg hunts, and family fun has a broader mass appeal. Bunnies and chicks and lambs trump Jesus. Again, not complaining, merely recognizing. Easter is big business and chocolate is universal.
I know there are many devout folks out there who are putting the religious significance of Easter ahead of the secular celebration. As a girl raised in the Catholic Church I understand that significance and I respect it. These days I am not as bound by Catholic doctrine, but I still hold in my belief system the piety of Easter.
I hope your Easter has been all the things you wanted it to be based on your faith, values, and family customs. I offer the same irreverent reverence at The New Forty today as I do every day. So please accept my shout-out to my peeps…to include JC. 😉
Day one thousand three hundred and eighty-three of the new forty – obla di obla da