Happy Easter!

Posted on March 21st, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

Good wishes to you all as we take time out to reflect on the goodness of the ancient, Eostra the goddess of fertility, and her friend the Hare. May you receive all the blessings contained in the huge variety of chocolate easter eggs available at your local supermarket. And we cannot forget the input that seafood has had at this special time, so we again stop to reflect on the origins of our swimming produce and the fishmonger locations in our area.

Thank you also to the well informed and intelligent morning breakfast shows who have gone to great lengths to make sure our intelligence is once again challenged and educated in the important things in life. That story on Britney’s latest antics was also, what can I say, just brilliant! I can’t wait for the YouTube clip of the day! And what’s this I hear about Cheerleaders becoming a thing of the past!! Outrageous!!! What a good friday I am having!

10 comments.

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Comment on March 21st, 2008.

I always reflect on family at Easter, as like Christmas, the message is about love, relationships and Christ, which can all be summed up as family. And as you are in my family, I am sending you lots of love and hoping you and Elizabeth have a wonderful, relaxing Easter. Love you xx

Toddy

Comment on March 22nd, 2008.

An anti-consumerist Easter curse:
“May the chocolate in your egg have been heat affected because it spent too long in the car, making it a sickly whitey-brown colour which you feel compelled to eat because money was spent on it, but don’t enjoy in quite the same manner…”

“Bah, Eggbug!!”

Beth

Comment on March 22nd, 2008.

Ah, ha, ha! Ditto! Wrote along similar lines myself the other day. What must the world think about we Christians who begin our ‘Easter’ soapbox with references to such unchristian origins?

As long as everyone knows that it’s not in the bible, that people have instituted traditions which became so-called ‘gospel’ …
Jesus’ miraculous resurrection is indeed worth celebrating, with Him being the recipient of our longing and rejoicing, instead of the chokky egg.

P.S. Seafood is ceremonially unclean, and Jews wouldn’t touch it. They were permitted fish only with fins and scales. Anyway, the Passover meal was commemorated with lamb, which became representative of Jesus, the sacrificial lamb – pure and unblemished, slain to atone for sin.

Guennadi M

Comment on March 22nd, 2008.

Happy Easter, Cam.
Christ is Risen. Indeed.

Cam

Comment on March 23rd, 2008.

Indeed

Toddy

Comment on March 23rd, 2008.

Seafood unclean? Thank God for the new covenant!

Was interesting to read John Shepherd’s views on the resurection in the paper yesterday. (boof-head!)

A day like this makes all other days ok, because I know that whether we’re here for 7 years or 70, we’ll be with Jesus in the presence of the Father for a heck of a lot longer!

Oh, despite my earlier post, I have already eaten 3 eggs.
Some would call it consumerist.

I call it an addiction to chockie!!

Guennadi M

Comment on March 23rd, 2008.

You, Anglo-Saxons, got it all screwed up, linking Easter with Eostre. Given Eostre isn’t mentioned in the literature till the 8th century – 900 years after Christ, and many more years since the Jews exited Egypt. I feel sorry for you. In no other languages or culture they call is Easter. I don’t see how people suggest that that Easter (as in Passover) has pagan origins when Christ was risen way earlier than pagans thought out of Eostre.

cons

Comment on March 23rd, 2008.

Oh and Cam, i think the youtube clip of the day can be found by typing ‘matthew stallard’ into their search engine ;-)

Pip & Paul

Comment on March 24th, 2008.

Hi Cam & Elizabeth,
We’re sitting here with Jennifer (if you remember her) and wishing you a happy easter. Vrolijke Pasen!
Paul & Pip & (Jen)

Toddy

Comment on March 25th, 2008.

Guennadi – I thought for a long time that Christians just celebrated the death-resurrection of Jesus at a time when Pagans were celebrating new-life stuff; kind of ‘hijacked’ it…

I’ve only recently learned that Passover has been celebrated on the 1st moon of the northern spring etc since the days of Moses, and that our current Easter celebrations have very much remained in line with that, with Jesus being killed at that time as well.

So – there you go! I felt so silly when I found that out. Still – it’s nice to know that there was one thing I didn’t know yet… :)

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