Hold Up: It’s Not Easter


Reluctant Mysticism

maundy thursday “The Last Supper”, Photo credit: Pastor Dawn

Christians are an Easter people. We’re about resurrection, new life and an awakened relationship with God through Jesus.

But like skipping Advent before Christmas, we have a bad habit of jumping all the way to Easter with giving a teeny nod to Holy Week. For evangelicals, this can be especially telling. We often forget that it’s not Easter at the moment.

It’s Holy Week (or Passion Week, depending on the tradition you come from).

This year, Easter begins on Sunday March 27th. Until then, we are still in a Lenten mode focusing on the last days of Jesus before the crucifixion.

“But Sunday’s a-comin’!”

Oh how we love to insert our mirth, our hope, and our child-like joy. It doesn’t help that in North America, most places are seeing signs of spring — daffodils, baby chicks, bunnies, scads of pastel colours, and the…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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