In the spring, pagan religions of Western Europe and the Middle East held fertility festivals to celebrate new life. Early Christians borrowed symbols from those festivals (eggs, bunnies, etc.) as a way to transform what were typically celebrations of base desire and show a greater life was possible. If fertility was worthy of feasting and partying, how much more so eternal life?
-Lindsay Marshall, Let Us Keep the Feast: Holy Week and EasterThe Easter season is almost over, but our rejoicing in Christ's resurrection is eternal! Thanks be to God!
Peace of Christ to you,
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