Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday

As I am sitting here typing I can't help but to think that I am supposed to be in church right now celebrating the rising of Jesus Christ. Yeah I am supposed to be there but it will only be overshadowed by my annoyance of folks who only come to church on Easter, Mother's Day, and Christmas so they can showcase their new Easter outfits etc. I CAN'T STAND this way of thinking. Oh it chaps my backside so much. I went to church last year on Easter and let me tell you it was crazy just trying to park. Then getting into the church we had to sit in the back when we are usually in the front around the time we arrive. We are not late runners either we arrive at the very least 5 minutes early so we can sit and get our worship on. I know I shouldn't let other folks put a damper on my spirit but I will only end up more aggravated if I just stayed at home, spend the time with my family and reflect on all of God's blessings.

My sister was just telling me about the Word church in Cleveland, Ohio and how they were on the radio offering $1,000 to the person who can bring the most people to church today. ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?! I couldn't believe my ears. Did we really lose the true meaning of Easter? Yes indeed! Easter bunnies, chocolates, jelly beans, etc. My nephew called me today and said Happy Easter Auntie Trina. He is a 4 year old but I am really depending on my sister to tell him what the deal is and she hasn't. Thank goodness my 7 year old nephew goes to a Catholic school and they are teaching him about the true meaning of this day.

There will be no Ham or turkey in our oven roasting. I am just not in that mood to fix some huge meal today. We will rather cook a modest meal and have a great day on this day Jesus was resurrected. Happy Resurrection Day to you!


*~RBG~* said...

Same to you, Pers!
I went to worship in the honor of His resurrection... standing room only!

Lalaboobaby said...

I understand where you're coming from. On the other side of the issue, I feel that although some may come to show off new outfits, just maybe they will hear the word of God. It could be that person's last opportunity to feel the presence of God and be around his people. For example, I just found out my uncle has a brain tumor. I'm sure he would have rather been at church yesterday instead of worrying about what the doctors were going to tell him. God bless you my sista. Indeed Jesus is the reason for the season and all year long.