Easter Sunday is one of the favorite holidays not only in the United States but in other countries as well. However, it appears that the real essence of Easter has been changed by its commercial dimension. It has been highly commercialized for sometime now instilling in us particularly the kids that Easter Sunday is about fun and fancy with candies, baskets, bunnies, jellies, plastic things and other egg hunting related activities. While interesting and fancy activities may bring joy to kids and families on Easter Sunday, we have to be reminded that its spiritual aspect (e.g. hearing mass, etc. ) … Continue reading The Resurrection of Christ: Its Impact On Us
In certain places, the celebration of Holy Week is not strictly observed unless you are situated in a predominant catholic country. If you are a Christian, a Catholic for that matter, residing in a country such as the United States where Holy Week is not considered as an important non-working official holiday, there is a need to plan ahead on how to make the Holy Week a meaningful one, especially if with working engagements to attend to. U.S. employers typically would want minimum notice for vacation leave applications, otherwise, you may end up opting for a “sick call” or not … Continue reading How Can Working People Make Their Holy Week Holy: Tips and Thoughts
In non-tropical countries, Easter season occurs during springtime and springtime comes immediately after winter. It is during this season of the year, when cold days are fading and sun starts shining brightly, rivers coming back to life, animals are roaming again freely from hibernation, lifeless brown trunks starting to put on leaves and flowers blooming once again. What a sight to behold! One of the memorable events I recall about Easter time happened during my childhood days. People were looking forward for Easter season to witness the re-enactment of the meeting of Jesus and Mary after His Resurrection. I remember … Continue reading Easter Sunday – MyUsefulTips Joyful Reflection!