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Easter Blessings - The Joy Of Easter Baskets

April 19, 2019

 

 

Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person (Colossians 4:6).

 

 

In many cultures the celebration of Easter Saturday includes the blessing of food, which is then intended as a special family breakfast on Easter Sunday.

 

This tradition is very dear to my heart and reminds me a lot of thanksgiving–for we gather together food associated with a particular symbolism; and hope to consume it in the spirit of kindness, goodwill, gratitude, and peace, on Eastern morning.  

 

Usually baskets include beautifully decorated eggs, a symbol of hope, new life, and new beginnings.

 

Often there is bread, which symbolizes the fruit of our work. 

 

There is often a small bag of salt, symbolizing the seasoning of our hearts with mercy and kindness; and many Christians also include vinegar, as a symbol of Christ’s passion, perhaps our own relationship with suffering.

 

And sweets? These can symbolize the sweetness of God's love and good things to come…

 

 

Preparing Easter baskets can be a unique, practical way in which we can prepare ourselves and our families for the celebration of Easter, with plenty of scope to make this tradition personally meaningful, for example by decorating eggs with symbols of how we would like to see our “new beginnings” unfold.  

Wishing everyone many Easter Blessings - With my warmest wishes for a peace-filled Easter celebration within your being :-) God Bless!

 

 

 

 

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