Palm Sunday Thoughts on Easter
I am sometimes surprised with the fervor displayed by conservative Christian groups regarding the Easter Bunny, Egg Hunts, and the like. There is a sign on the road near us that declares: "Christians Beware! The Easter Bunny is not of Christ!" I see very little wrong with the little rabbit.
Don't misunderstand. I am a Christian. Easter is our High Holiday. Nothing compares to it...not Christmas or any other day. And yet...children are unable to grasp the meaning of the day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Frankly... I don't even want to tell young children of the hideous death by the persecution that He endured.
The children must ask; "Why then, on this Easter Sunday, does our family get together and celebrate? What makes it special for me? I hate adults conversation when I must be quiet!"
So we need to look at this from a child's perspective, not from an adult. God willing, there will be plenty of time for a child to mature in the faith. Until then, let it be special. Because Joy is greater than fear.