Easter is celebrated many ways for many people. Some gather their children on their lawns to have a traditional Easter egg hunt. Others cram into the pews for their once a year visit to church to give thanks and pray. Some may take a walk in nature and thank God for giving us his only son and granting that we can walk his path.
I grew up Catholic, going to mass EVERY Sunday and always wondered why so many people who were not at regular mass throughout the year would show up on this Sunday to give thanks and Praise. When I got married and had my children, we would go to mass on Sunday and then take them to Catechism and walk to breakfast while they were there. We had friends who we shared this with and that was our weekend gathering to talk about life and pray. Our children were baptized when they were born, had their First Holy Communion and Confirmation just as I had done when I was a child; and two out of my three children were alter servers.
My life has changed from those days as my children have grown up and I am now single. I stopped going to church around 4 years ago when the divorce started. I did not stop going because of my divorce; I stopped going because I did not feel whole when I left mass. I was losing something in the sermons; not totally feeling I understood the reason for going now because in the eyes of the church I can no longer take communion. So I turned to nature for my church. I may go back to church one day but today is not the day. I instead go to church every day. I take a walk on the beach, or sit at a park, or maybe take a hike or a run and sit and meditate with God and Jesus. I GO OUT DOORS G-O-D everyday and praise and thank God for his blessings. I promise to try to walk in his footsteps and pass his glory onto others. I give thanks and praise for all the abundance that I have and I humble myself to not judge others; to do unto others as you would have them do to yourself.
May God Bless You All,
Love and Light,