What Is the Purpose of Easter?


This week I was traveling. So, although I do not usually have a chance to read USA Today, I did this week and came across a reflective article. It seemed to me worth sharing as a thought provoking piece for Easter.

The basic premise of the article is if there is nothing wrong with us, then there is no purpose to Easter. Click her for the link.

By the way, the daffodils are in full bloom in Virginia. Spring has arrived.

I wish you and your family a joyous Easter.

2 comments:

KareAnderson said...

Raised as a Christian I do not feel that people are losing a sense of right and wrong.

I do share the view of many that a religion that is based on a view that we start out as sinners who must be "saved" by the one and only enlightened being or go to hell does not make sense.

Further, to take that premise, then "die for our sins" when we know we are capable of great good and great evil - and when we did not ask the the symbolic gesture on our behalf -seems more like the act of a controlling parent who is not at ease with himself/herself than a parent who is conscious of his inherently good and evil potential - and who seeks to look first to love, act in love, seek to support the loving nature of others.

But I do go on, as others do who were raised as Christians. My parents constancy of love has meant more to me than their Christianity.

I do believe in a higher being in and of us. I feel grateful for the love in and around us and, in my own halting, human way seek to support and praise the presence of love found everyday.

Well, I guess that article struck a chord .. thanks for the thoughtful post.

- Kare
Remember the many
compartments of the heart,
the seed of what is
possible. So much of who
we are is defined by
the places we hold for each
other. For it is not our ingenuity
that sets us apart, but our
capacity for love, the
possibility our way will
be lit by grace. Our hearts
prisms, chiseling out the
colors of pure light.

Tony Rossell said...

Kare -- Thanks for open and honest sharing. There is a lot more to life than membership marketing, so it is nice to take a break and discuss bigger issues. What I could relate to from the article was the need for help from outside of myself. I see my weaknesses and my failings and look for help from God. Tony