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Easter Monday

I’ve heard the term “Easter Monday” many times but I’ve never really thought anything about it until my sister asked me if I had Easter Monday off from work. (Alas, the answer to that question was, “Unfortunately, no.”)

As I began to think about the term “Easter Monday”I I decided to do some research to see if it has any spiritual significance.

“Easter Monday, also known as Bright Monday or Renewal Monday” . . .  “is the Monday immediately after Easter Sunday. It is observed by many Christian groups, but primarily by the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions. It marks the beginning of Easter Week (Roman Catholic) / Bright Week (Eastern Orthodox).

Different cultures observe Easter Monday very differently. For some, Easter Monday is a solemn remembrance of Christ’s death and resurrection marked by an outdoor procession. For others, there are Easter egg-rolling competitions.

Some of these observances have more Christian symbolism in them than others, but none of them are explicitly biblical. The Bible does not say anything about what happened on Easter Monday, the day after Jesus’ resurrection. The Bible does not instruct followers of Jesus Christ to observe Easter Monday, so there is no obligation to celebrate it. As with many holidays, there is nothing wrong with observing some cultural traditions, but it is important to not allow traditions to detract from the message of the gospel.” (Emphasis mine.)*

So there you have it. Not mentioned in the Bible. No real spiritual significance. Perhaps some Christian symbolism, but still, nothing to write home about.,

My suggestion to you today is to make Easter Monday a spiritual day for you and your family. Continue to reflect upon the greatest gift ever given. Read the Resurrection account from the Bible again. Share the message with co-workers, unsaved family members and friends, with the tired cashier at your grocery store.

It is, after all, the reason God sent His Son. It is the heart of the salvation message.

Selah                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               * http://www.Justask.com

(c ) 2015 Edwina E. Cowgill

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