Being that it is still the Easter season, I can't really say "belated" Easter, but since I am just now getting this posted, it is late for Easter day.
I have forgotten how good sweet tea tasted and desert after dinner....I never realized I could make time to pray down at the abortion mill or go to stations of the cross every Friday.
Our Lenten sacrifices, no matter how little or how stringent they may be, shows our love for Jesus and our appreciation for His love and sacrifices for us.
Easter day: a day of rejoicing for our risen Lord Jesus.
It also became a day for over indulgence.
One of the holiest days of the year, becomes one of the most indulgent days of the year.
We let our children (and ourselves) eat candy before breakfast....that devious Easter bunny!!!
We eat more junk food before dinner than a small horse could handle.Then we stuff ourselves like
the Thanksgiving turkey in the company of our families.
Is this what the Apostles did when they realized that Jesus DID rise from the dead?
They probably didn't feast on chocolate bunny rabbits or drink all the wine available in Jerusalem.
They prayed, they stayed focused on the mission at hand. Spreading the good news of our risen Lord.
Can we stay the course? Finish the race? Over come the "thorns in the flesh"?
Pray for temperance, fortitude and a Lenten attitude.....Jesus has indeed risen.