Happy Easter to you and yours. He is risen, indeed. May the Lord be with all.
Yes, Sunday is coming but its Saturday where we should feel uneasy like the disciples felt. The chaos of that day when Jesus in their minds was dead is something to be contemplated. We cannot ignore that in-between when all Hell seemed to be breaking loose and Jesus’ crew were shaking with fear. I think its that experience that should never be glanced over. For many of us its that uncertainty where faith, belief and truth are tested.
Maundy Thursday is the day Christians remember Jesus gathered with the disciples in an upper room where he washed their feet and shared a meal with them the night before his trial and crucifixion. It’s a time of humility and reflection as well.
Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer, fasting, and repentance. It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday and falls on the first day of Lent, the six weeks of penitence before Easter.
I will be observing Ash Wednesday today at my church. I also have to figure out what to give up and/or take on as a part of this 40 day journey to Easter.
I celebrate Easter from a religious perspective. Today He (Jesus) is risen, He is risen indeed. This is a day when good overcomes bad. The sun is rising anew and there is a new day dawning. Hope is offered to a world that needs it. No matter how you celebrate Easter may it be a time of renewal and love that transcends all boundaries. May you all be blessed today.
Easter is something to be lived out daily. It means intentional devotion and being active in ones faith community. The whole Sunday’s coming thing is meaningless if one doesn’t practice what they believe the other six days of the week.
For those of other faith traditions being active and engaged in your communities can only make the world a better place.