Friday, April 03, 2015

Easter and Passover

This is a very meaningful time for us Christians and Jews as we celebrate Easter and Passover. Passover is celebrated with the seder meal and the youngest is to ask, 'why are we celebrating this meal?' Imagine a commemoration that is thousands of years old. This is to remember the enslavement of the Jews in Egypt for 430 years and the night of their departure they were to smear the blood of the lamb on the lintels of the front door so that when the angel of death came that night, he will pass over them or else the first born of humans and animals would die. They eat matzo or unleavened bread because they left in haste and had no time to leaven their bread. We Christians believe that Jesus was that 'lamb' whose blood was shed once and forever! We share the same belief. I don't do Easter bunnies or chocolate eggs. I went to church yesterday, it being Maundy Thursday. Today is Good Friday and I will be in church again to reflect on the momentous meaning of the season.

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