We just celebrated Easter – the holiest day of the year, the foundation of our faith, when everything in scripture is fulfilled.
So, how can we celebrate Easter throughout the year? We found some great insight from www.guideposts.org
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Here are a few short notes from the article. We encourage you to read the full article to dig even deeper into the scripture verses.
1. Simply Believe
Easter is about believing—even when it’s hard. It’s about letting go of our requirement for an explanation and taking God’s word at face value.
2. Seek Aliveness
Being fully alive requires active participation in life. Celebrating Easter involves pursuing our unique contribution to life and letting ourselves be inspired.
3. Spread Joy
Easter takes away our reasons to cry: Jesus is risen. Death is defeated. All sin is forgiven. We enjoy eternal life. Jesus charges Mary with the same task given to every disciple who arrives at the empty tomb: Go public. Spread joy. Spread Easter.
4. Be Open to Possibility
Easter prods us to envision possibilities that are out of our realm of understanding, trusting that God has a master plan that makes sense.
Celebrating Easter is about turning our gaze from where we think the answer lies, and getting out of the way so that miracles can happen. It’s about believing that good can come from our messes, and there is no such thing as a no-win situation.
5. Let Go of Fear
We become afraid when we don’t understand things. We classify our problems and frustrations into nice, tidy boxes. The resurrection narratives point us in another direction. In Matthew’s gospel, we hear the four words Do not be afraid twice in one paragraph.
It is difficult not to give into anxiety; however, each time we abandon our fear, we celebrate Easter.
6. Recognize Jesus in Our Lives
Finally, we celebrate Easter by becoming more aware of Jesus’ presence in our lives, like the two men on the road to Emmaus. Celebrating Easter is being cognizant on the coincidences or heart-burning moments in our lives when we feel Jesus’ presence.
By cultivating joy, letting go of fear, being open to possibilities and recognizing Jesus in our lives, we can celebrate Easter throughout the year.
(Picture from http://www.guideposts.org)