Easter Quotes & Sayings


 


Bunny boiler is now part of our language, and I’m proud of that. ~Glenn Close 


                                          "Jesus cannot forget us; we have been graven on the palms of his hands."

                             [Lois Picillo]


"The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction
and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances. " 


Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness, weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness

Floyd W.Tomkins



"All heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, all hell terribly afraid of it, 
while men are the only beings who more or less ignore its meaning." 
[Oswald Chambers]



So is Easter the festival of eggs or of bunnies bro? I still can’t understand how the eggs and the bunnies are related. ~EasterQuotes.co


'The Easter Bunny is not a commercial invention, created to drive the masses to stores to indulge in chocolates and candies. Believe it or not, the Easter Bunny is the last tribute to the pagan celebration of Eastre, a spring-oriented festival held near the Spring Equinox celebration. Eastre, goddess of spring, was worshipped in the form of a rabbit. Because of the fertility surrounding rabbits, they were the natural animal of choice for a season or birth and renewal. The rest of the Easter Bunny legend comes from German ancestry, with the earliest notations of bunny visitations written in the year 1500.

The German people would make edible rabbits out of pastry, and told their children that if they were well-behaved the Easter bunny would bring gifts of colored eggs, but only if the children build a hidden, comfy nest for the creature. This nest building later evolved into the tradition of crafting a beautiful Easter basket. The eggs, which seem odd for a rabbit to carry, were known to ancient people as a symbol of new life, and this is the reason why the egg is so symbolic on the holiday.

Easter, for all its religious background, is still widely celebrated for what are pagan reasons, something that doesn’t always sit well with religious zealots in the global community. Purists refuse to join in with hiding eggs and giving away chocolate, thinking the acknowledgement of pagan practices lessens the religious importance of the celebration. What most parents have learned, however, is that children respond more favorably to a giant bunny bearing candy than to a fire-and-brimstone preacher.

Sometimes, conveying the importance of the religious aspect of Easter to a child means playing to the imagination with colored eggs and candy


Maximus of Turin’s reflections on Jesus Christ, “Light from Light.”

“Yes, we have the light of Christ, but it is a light that shines in darkness.  The light of Christ is an endless day that knows no night. Christ is this day, says the Apostle; such is the meaning of his words: Night is almost over; day is at hand. He tells us that night is almost over, not that it is about to fall… This is why John the evangelist says: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never been able to overpower it.

And so, my brothers and sisters, each of us ought surely to rejoice on this holy day. Let no one, conscious of his sinfulness, withdraw from our common celebration, nor let anyone be kept away from our public prayer by the burden of his guilt. Sinner he may indeed be, but he must not despair of pardon on this day which is so highly privileged; for if a thief could receive the grace of paradise, how could a Christian be refused forgiveness?”