Last weekend my family got together with some friends for a group reading of the gospel of Mark. I had never done anything like that before, so it was a new and amazing experience. There’s something undeniably moving and enthralling about taking in the entire story of Jesus’ earthly life in one sitting, especially being involved in reading it and hearing it read out loud among other brothers and sisters in Christ.
It left me with a fresh perspective of the significance of Easter and put me in a positive and anticipatory mood for the upcoming Easter weekend and the Passion week we are currently in.
And it makes me wonder why we don’t give it a serious month or two to celebrate it like we do for Christmas, because Easter is so much grander in scope than any other holiday, even Christmas. Continue reading