Don’t you just love a long holiday weekend? And the chance to get together with friends and loved ones to share customs, traditions, and a nice big dinner?
Easter is really a tale of two holidays–one all about hidden eggs, colorful baskets, and fun treats, the other about something a bit deeper.
Mr. R and I consider ourselves to be more spiritual rather than religious. To my way of thinking, spirituality is more about being grateful for your blessings and wanting to pay it forward, and less about following a rigid set of regulations and judging others who don’t quite measure up.
I love Joan Osbourne’s One of Us. It poses an interesting question: What if God was one of us? What if that homeless person asking for spare change was God? What if that person on Facebook with different politics was God?
Would we treat them differently? Would we be more kind, more compassionate? When Jesus was actually on earth, we weren’t especially kind. Something to think about, anyway.
For Easter, I also want to share my favorite song of the holiday. It’s a moldy oldie by the late Keith Green. When I was a teenager, his music meant a lot to me. Sadly, he died in a plane crash in 1982 at the age of 29.
Whether you celebrate Easter or Passover, I hope this holiday weekend finds you surrounded by loved ones. Be sure to tell them how much they mean to you.
Happy Saturday night!