Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Blessed Easter

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son,

so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life."

Easter, being the chief Christian feast, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion. A feature of Roman Catholic life is the Easter duty, by which every member is required to receive communion sometime between Ash Wednesday and Trinity Sunday. Painting and rolling eggs and wearing new clothes are Easter customs. There is no development of social festivities comparable with those of Christmas. Over the years, we have established a few of our own Easter festivities such as a mother-daughter baking day and a big ham dinner with lots of home baked goodies, as well as a little store bought candy, for dessert.

Today was not only a blessed day but also a fun day for our family. We always have gone "all out" for every holiday, but Easter always has been such a special day for us. The love we show for one another warms our hearts immensely, and the hugs have to last us until we all can get together again.

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