We’ve finally arrived at Holy Week! I don’t know about you, but in this household there’s a general giddiness about the approach of Easter. Maybe it has to do with visiting family, or the onslaught of chocolate, but mostly, I hope, everyone is mindful of the significance of our Lord’s resurrection. This is the feast day, in terms of significance. The Church doesn’t categorize feasts based on the amount of advertising dollars spent trying to convince you to spend, spend, spend! Why, oh why do I still need to remind my kids of this? I take that back, the older ones understand, it’s just the younger ones who still wonder why if rising from the dead is more important than a birthday day, do we get SO MUCH MORE STUFF on Jesus’ birthday?
I have no clue kids. Ask grandma…no wait don’t, because she (or the two of them) would be happy to up the gift quota to help you understand the importance of Easter over Christmas.
To help hit home the message of the week, and maybe convince at least a few people in this house to observe silence from 12 to 3 on Friday, here’s some great links for Holy Week.