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Not necessarily in that order. But where I will continue and regularly talk about all that goes on in the life of Mr Mom, my humorous stories about my husband, family and travels to the serious topics of my work and passions to the getting old part of my life, and what that means for an old queen like myself.
What is Good Friday anyway? What does it mean? Do any of us look at it as religious significance any more or is it just the beginning of a holiday and a time to spend with our families.
For those that believe that it is just in time for the Easter Bunny and all that candy, there is a deeper, I mean much deeper meaning to this day. For Christians around the world, this is the day Christ was crucified on the cross in Calvary.
Although, I understand that Christ gave his life for man’s sins and that I do consider myself a spiritual Christian, I look at all religious holidays with a deeper meaning for me and my family.
I never want to take away what holidays and traditions mean to you and your families, nor do I impose my way of thinking onto you the reader. I am hoping though, that like me you are of open mind and, like me enjoy how others think and express themselves.
With that in mind, I embark on my thoughts on the Easter Holidays. I did grow up attending church, not on a regular basis but for the most part at the same small country church.
My grandmother insisted that we went, and we were sent with others as she herself seldom went. I remember many things about the church. I remember the beautiful music always sang, the organ played. I do remember going into the children classes to learn our “bible studies”.
For the most part, going to church was a great time. The people were wonderful to us and pleasant. However, even though we were young, we noticed those that always makes me now wonder how they called themselves Christians. Things that were done and said in the name of Christianity.
What I took away from that church was that there were good things and people in the world and then not so much. I took away a sense of coming together and community. I took away a sense of family and commitment and the benefits of having them.
Although the religious piece has always stuck with me and the stories surrounding the holidays, it was what was demonstrated to me as a kid.
So for me, Good Friday and the Easter Sunday is not only about the story of Christ and what he sacrificed for all of us. More importantly, it’s the message that came with that at my little church, one of how blessed we really are in life.
If you read my articles regularly(as you should be), you will often read how truly blessed I feel I am. It’s the truth, I have some amazing friends, some well-known others not, I have a wonderful family, some I like to know others not so much (ok I am kidding, but its funny LOL). I have met some wonderful people in my life, some, that a little boy from Eckville Alberta, could never have imagined I would have met.
Good Friday is all that and so much more. The Easter Holiday is about knowing what I have and what others do not, it is about knowing that to deserve so much you must give so much. It is about sacrifice in our own lives for others because we can.
The Easter holiday is about good food and candy and all that comes with that as well. It is about knowing who your friends are and how important relationships are. Having a coffee, a drink or meal with special people, it is about welcoming in new and old friends alike. It’s about telling people you love them and knowing they love you back.
I get those Christians that the holiday should be about Christ and his sacrifice for us. I would like to pretend I would know what his message would be today, that I am not sure. But for me, this is how I read what Easter weekend means.
Whatever your plans are this weekend, be kind, be giving and love. Happy Easter, and on the bunny note, I hope he poops lots of eggs all over the place for you….
Enjoy your friends, family, and loved ones (just in case they aren’t the same)