Friday, March 30, 2018
Good morning crew,
Okay... this Sunday is Easter, or as a lot of folks like to call it these days, Resurrection Sunday. The idea behind that name is to get away from the inaccurate and misleading representation of the holiday having to do with rodents and hard boiled eggs, and get back to its real meaning; the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Sometimes this point is a bit over-stressed, as in the case of one church in Pennsylvania that recently put on an Easter show for their parishioners. At one point in the program, in front of an audience of parents and their children, a woman in an Easter bunny outfit walks out on stage where she assumes the role of Jesus and takes a scourging from the other actors.
Needless to say, the kids in the audience didn't quite understand the subtlety of the metaphor. Reportedly, one five-year-old asked his parents, "Why do they want to hurt that bunny?"
The youth minister at the church didn't exactly apologize for the performance. She said it wasn't meant to be offensive, it was meant to convey that Easter is not just about the Easter bunny.
So if you're celebrating Easter this weekend, I hope you have a wonderful time and please, keep the animal abuse to a minimum.
Laugh it up,
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A Sunday School teacher of preschoolers told her students that she wanted each of them to have learned one fact about Jesus by the next Sunday.
The following week she asked each child in turn what they had learned.
Susie said, "He was born in a manger."
Bobby said, "He threw the money changers out of the temple."
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Curious, the teacher asked, "And where did you learn that, Johnny?"
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