In the Christian world, this Saturday marks the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The Holy Week. I could use a little more holy.
My kitchen faces windows and sun, so apologies for the glare on the photos. They come out better when printed.
This year we will dye the eggs and hide the baskets and eat too much sugar, but this year especially, I need Easter to be more than that. I need faith in my life right now. We women are stressed out of our minds most of the time. I see it in our faces. We are rushing around going, going, going. Maybe what really need from Easter is some quiet time to ponder the really big questions about faith and who Jesus Christ was and why any of it matters.
I try to imagine Jesus rushing around with his long checklist of Easter activities, glue sticks, scissors, and jelly beans to ensure everything is FUN and LOUD and full of SUGAR. Um. Can you imagine that?
WOMAN, SLOOOOOW DOWN. BE STILL.
My advice? Keep Easter really simple. A fresh vase of tulips. Or not. Pictures on the fridge. Scriptures. Ponder. Pray. Perhaps a cadbury egg or two (I mean, Jesus surely likes chocolate, right?)
Whittle it down to the bones: why is Easter significant to you?
The Holy Week as a Google doc
The Holy Week as a PDF
Much of the text and images compiled from Here.
Fabulous Bible and Easter videos to go along with bible stories Here.
May you have a wonderful Holy Week! (and a few cadbury Easter eggs…)