Have you noticed that Easter has become a hybrid of Christmas, Valentine’s Day and birthdays? A few weeks ago I was out looking for Easter cards for my family. I went to a few stores with the same result. The cards are more like Valentine’s Day cards rather than Easter cards.
Very few of them make any reference to the resurrection of Christ. They pretty much laud the arrival of spring and how much you love and worship the person you’re getting the card for. My husband knows I love him and we remind each other of our love every day and get a mushy card on Feb. 14. My Mom knows I love her and I will go a little overboard on the second Sunday in May. My daughter knows I love her and I never forget her on her birthday and she always has some gifts under the tree at Christmas. I went to the candy section and found Easter baskets packed full of toys, bobbles and bells as if they were going under a Christmas tree.
I’ve watched this transition over the years and find it to be very disheartening. I can only hope that on Easter Sunday, Christians shared the true story of Easter and put the party on hold long enough to bow their heads in prayer.
Deboral L. Lamaestra