Nope. Just like Santa, the big fluffy guy is seriously a distraction from the meaning of the holiday. Which is the death of Christ. I don’t post a lot about my spiritual beliefs here, but I’m sure they are evident. I believe Easter is the most important day of the year. The remembrance of the death of Christ is much more important than his birth, because his death is what gives us freedom.
To find out where he came from, read this.
On Thursday night we had 3 couples over for dinner, prayer and communion. The idea being that ‘The Last Supper’ (the Thursday before Easter) was Christ with his friends sharing a simple meal of wine and bread and then he didn’t eat again until he rose on Sunday. So that was the last thing we ate. I did have one cup of coffee with milk yesterday and I made some apple/orange juice this morning and had about 6 ounces.
Ironically, I had to make 2 huge batches of muffins and a batch of chocolate overload cookies yesterday, all while not eating. It wasn’t really that bad. And today I have to make 2 cakes to take to dinner tomorrow, and we are making Easter Story Cookies with the kids.
I’ve always had a hard time fasting because I’m hypoglycemic. It really hasn’t been a problem this time and I’m actually enjoying the experience of reading the bible and meditating at mealtimes instead of eating. Part of me actually wants to start fasting on a more regular basis because it’s so calming. Haven’t really felt hungry yet, but I may by tonight.
We’ve read the stages from Palm Sunday to the cross to the kids and Selah keeps begging us to go ahead and read the end, even though she knows what happens. It’s precious. We will read the resurrection tomorrow morning and have a ‘celebration’ over breakfast. Tonight Travis and I will watch ‘The Passion of The Christ’ after the kids go to bed. Tomorrow we will have lunch with my family and dinner with his.
So, that’s our Easter process. What’s yours?