Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter!

We had a wonderful Easter; we wished the day didn't have to end. Luckily, we celebrate Easter for 50 days until Pentecost. G. asked "Is that as long as Lent because that was long, long, long!"

The day started off with a very moving and triumphant church service and then feasting with family the rest of the day. G.'s bedtime prayer was "...Thank you for punishing Jesus for us. Mommy sins, M. sins, I sin. Thank you for a lovely day. Happy Easter, Jesus."

An Easter Monday custom is to take an Emmaus Walk. Following the example of the two who walked discussing all that had happened in the last few days and then met Jesus (Luke 24:13-35). It's a wonderful way to reflect on your Lenten Journey and Easter celebration and walk off some of those Easter treats! It's also interesting to speculate on what the men discussed and what prophecies Jesus would have discussed with them.

Jesus opens their eyes to reveal who he truly is as he takes "the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them.(vs 30-31)" We too have been able to partake in the bread as Easter People and so "may our hearts now burn within us.(vs 32)." "The Lord is risen indeed" (vs. 34).

Pictures from our Emmaus Walk today!

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