Thursday, June 5, 2014

Easter Symbols

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 Easter
The Easter season is almost over, but our rejoicing in Christ's resurrection is eternal!  Thanks be to God!

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

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