In a “glass half full” way I want to remind myself (and all of you) that in some ways it’s easier to try new things and develop new habits when the routine is upset. Keeping that in mind, I propose these lists of ways to keep the Easter celebration going all the way through Pentecost, and I sincerely hope you’ll find some of them to be good ways to add some joy and growth in holiness to your quarantine.
- Read the Easter story from Mark 16.
- Everyone loves to get real mail. Send a note or card to someone.
- Sing your favorite Alleluia song together.
- Read John 21:1-14. Go fishing together (or plan a fishing trip for when it gets a little warmer)
- Fly a kite to celebrate the rushing wind of the Holy Spirit.
- Create a ‘thankful jar’ and add notes to it throughout your quarantine.
- Listen to some Easter music during dinner.
- Write a than you card to your priest.
- Add “Jesus I trust in You!” to your family prayer.
- Read about the Emmaus disciples (Luke 24:13-35) and take a walk together.