Most people can tell you that Lent is 40 days, but how long is Easter? One day? Yes, Easter Sunday is one day, but do you know how long the season of Easter really is?
Think about that. Do you celebrate Easter one day, one weekend, all season, or with your entire life? Does the way you celebrate Easter show your family the importance of the Lord’s Resurrection in your life? Or is it all about the chocolate bunnies (or bilbies in Australia) and eggs with money inside? Do you know how to celebrate for the whole season and really inspire those around you to embrace their faith in Jesus as Savior?
“We are the Easter people and Alleluia is our song,” Saint Pope John Paul II reminds us. It’s time for us to look at the cross with joy, and see love in suffering. All Lent we strived to fast and prepare ourselves for this! Now is the time to renew the rejoicing.
Celebrate so authentically and joyfully that those around you notice. Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “If you want me to believe in your redeemer, you are going to have to look a lot more redeemed.” Make that effort to have Easter be more than merely a day. Make it your season to renew your Easter spirit in your entire life—even if life is challenging, even if you didn’t properly prepare yourself during Lent, even if you aren’t sure how. Like the women who found the empty tomb, shout for joy and tell the world!
Click here to read 7 traditions to celebrate Easter even after Holy Week. Try one every week of Easter, or choose one as a new family tradition!