Archive for March 23rd, 2008

Happy Easter

March 23, 2008

Robert Fulghum, in his newest book, What On Earth Have I Done?: Stories, Observations, and Affirmations writes of an experience in Crete. He says that the Cretans make a much bigger celebration of Easter than they do of Christmas. Christmas is a quiet time, celebrated with the family. Easter is a big deal. When he asked why, he was told that babies are born everyday, but the Resurrection of the Lord, now that doesn’t happen every day.

Christmas and Easter, in my mind, are twin holidays. Christmas is the birth of our Savior and Easter is the celebration of His resurrection. Both deal with new life–when a spirit joins its body–birth to a mortal body and the resurrection to a perfected body.

Easter is a time the remember, not only Christ’s resurrection, but also His gift of the promise of resurrection to all.