post-easter musings...

My sleep habits have returned to just about 90% of normal – right on schedule – 2 weeks post-travel. Hooray.

Painful transparency: I wrestled with a lot with new emotions on Easter – 1st service Chris actually prayed something that seemed to hit it on the head for me – He said, “Jesus, let us not fall into forgetfulness about the meaning & power & impact of the cross & resurrection.” That summed it up: falling into forgetfulness – coming close to missing the power of the event by slipping into church holiday mode. It was wearying almost like walking through deep snow is wearying…

Made me wonder if its just me that feels this – kinda like this at Christmas too – fighting the ‘going on autopilot” feeling.

I ponder… . if having a different kind of service on Easter (like a party) would be more appropriate or at least an appropriate response to the resurrection... not to go counter-culture for the heck of it, maybe even doing a 'regular' service, but also have an alternative - a celebration of life. Just my musings on it so far...

7 launchings into the blogosphere....:

noel said...

i think an easter party would be fabulous. really a great idea. this easter was especially different for me in that i was not at all interested in the hoopla (for the first time i might add) really freeing and liberating and a great place to be.
glad to hear you are back to normal sleeping patterns- i fear that would be the case for me if i were to travel abroad :)

Señor H said...

Um, how bout...tatoos? http://www.culturedrivenlife.blogspot.com/

Jeni said...

I think Easter barbecues are a good idea--then again, that might just be because it's a family tradition to have a barbecue on Easter...

p.s. Great idea, senor h! Easter tattoos would be awesome. Once again, I might be biased...

shontell said...

Seriously, these were the exact thoughts going through my brain this year. I am still struggling. I know that Easter is a day of celebrating and really should be the biggest holiday of the year (in my brain anyway.) I think some of mine was stemming from a bit of rebeliousness. Or maybe I am blaming-this is very possible. I have a rotten attitude toward people who only go to church on Christmas and Easter. So when I get to church and can't find a seat, it just irritates me more. lol In addition to that, this year, I just felt very detached. I think, part of it is the traditions we hold. Not good ones. Not focusing on God or the purpose of Easter. Our options with whom to celebrate are slim as we only have non-Christian family here. It isn't their fault, but it is hard to celebrate with raging agnostics. When I got home I realized we hadn't even prayed for our lunch. Sigh. My focus is really off. I think I feel more pressure because I want, very much, to pass on great traditions (full of meaning) to my children before they grow up and start their own families.

frad-ster said...

dude, I am all out excited for the Easter party next year - do it, do it!

I must say, Easter was odd this year. I didnt even care it was here...I didnt even want to celebrate...I think I am the Easter Grinch...

But seriously, what does Easter make so apathetic? I think it's the American consumerism surrounding it. Maybe it has something to do with my extended family not being Christians - Easter has always been about eating and eggs hidden in the yard.

Hmmm...I think I need to re-find Easter...

JayBird said...

I'm thinking BBQ (throw in a little speech on communion) and bands-- can't beat that mix (for me, that is).

themoses said...

we could eat BBQ rabbits