Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter

We really had a great Easter week this year. We avoided the commercialized aspects of what Easter has become in America... what with bunnies that lay eggs and massive marketing of candy and Easter baskets and toys.... We focused on Christ and what he went through. It really was an uplifting week! This video is really fantastic!



I did get a few comments on how we were really taking the fun out of holidays, since we don't celebrate Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, et al.... but Shawn and I believe that it is wrong to tell our children that these things are true and then have them find out later that we were lying to them, how can they trust that we are telling the truth about Christ!?

2 comments:

wildflowers said...

The bunnies and eggs actually mean something to some people, and not in the commercialized way :) And not in an untrue way either. Our gods and goddesses are as real to us as Jesus is to you. I am glad though that you were able to focus on what the holiday meant for you, that is how it should be.

choice_spirit said...

I am sorry if I offended you... I was not trying to say that those icons, bunnies and eggs, didn't mean anything to anyone, I was just saying that Easter has become really commercialized in America... It seems to be more about buying candy and baskets than actually celebrating the meaning behind the symbols.

I understand that the Eostre holiday is the origin of the Easter holiday, just as the All Hallows Eve holiday is the origin of Halloween.... I don't pretend to know all that all religions celebrate Do you have bunnies that lay eggs in your festival celebration?

Again, sorry for the misunderstanding...