April 8, 2015April 8, 2015 Sue Klejeski We’d love to know … How are you celebrating all 50 days of Easter? Comment here, message, email or call me to add your suggestions to the list! Like this:Like Loading...
I’ve been asking this question of other groups and am glad to get back to this post with some suggestions. First of all, this was the original challenge I read which posed the question:
“The women in Matthew 28 are “filled with awe and great joy” as they run from the empty tomb. And then Jesus meets them. And they fall down and clasp his feet. And he tells them “Do not be afraid”.
What if we together dared to immerse ourselves in and then radiate the awe and great joy of the Resurrection? What if we dared to obey our Lord when he says “Do not be afraid.” Do I even know what I’m talking about? No – but my experience is that God honors attempts at obedience even when we are clueless.
What if our lives, our parishes, our dioceses, our FB pages and blogs were filled primarily with stories of awe, conversion, and transformation, healing and resurrection, joy, hope, the Presence of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit for the next 50 days? Not to hide from our challenges but to remind ourselves of how the story ends: that in a truly Christian worldview, the Resurrection is the final word on human sin, corruption, and stupidity.”
What if, eh? It’s a wonderful, thought-provoking question!
Having said that, I did get some other suggestions:
Dessert every night after dinner during Easter
I say “Happy Easter” all the time to everyone. I get the strangest looks! And I ask the kids every day, “Is Easter over yet?” And they love responding, “Nooooooooo!”
We keep our Easter decorations out and I ration any candy so it lasts through the whole season. I buy a Cadbury egg for myself for each Sunday of Easter, and have bags of jelly beans I buy on sale after Easter to get us through the whole season. I also try to really keep our Sundays (if not every day) special with meals and such.
We pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary every day during the Easter season. (No more Sorrowful ones for us!)