I spend a lot of time reminiscing – and the celebration of Easter is one of those occasions when my mind wanders to my childhood. I can’t help comparing it to life today.
Easter starts at Christmas now – as apparently, Boxing Day is the day that Hot Cross Buns appear in the shops. I love Hot Cross buns, but refuse to buy them until closer to Easter. A few weeks later the retail army decides it is time to indulge in chocolate – eggs, rabbits, and more. I didn’t see a Bilby this year. Perhaps I would have bought one if I had seen one early. I did provide Easter Eggs/Rabbits for grandchildren but was not with them over the Easter weekend. Still, I did my bit.
In my younger days, I would have been to church on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. My relationship with the church is not good these days.
It is interesting to see how many people “embrace” the festivities of Easter and I doubt too many would pay any notice of the religious significance. While I do think many people have come to have doubts about the whole religious story, I do think there should be much more acknowledgement of the Easter story.
I wonder too, if somehow, someone in the future will be able to give more information on the true story of Jesus and Christ. Do we really believe that Jesus mother Mary, were really a virgin? Or that Jesus rose from the dead after being crucified? I love the religious stories and the lessons that can be learned from the stories. I even consider the Ten Commandments to be of great value and would like to see a modern version.
Still, my biggest issue is that our retailers make so much of it and that so many parents allow their children to over indulge. I saw photos of children holding piles of chocolate eggs and rabbits. Is there any need for so much gluttony?
I did get a chocolate egg and a very special candy egg. The latter is one thing that I love at Easter – though so hard to find in shops these days such is the popularity of chocolate! Bit by bit I am eating mine. Thank you Jill.