Saturday, April 04, 2015

A Bit of a Re-run

Lenton Rose
I am not religious as I have posted many, many times. But I love the Easter season as it is the time of giving up something to be conscious of the spirituality of life and of our hope in our ability to change things beginning with ourselves.   According to "Wiki", that non-religious voice of the Internet, this is the time of prayer, penance, repentance of sins, alms giving, atonement and self-denial for Christians. All of these activities are good for any soul of any religion.  The term lent actually has some relation to the Germanic meaning long...longer days which is spring.  Of course scholars argue about how long this period lasts, how long the actual fast lasts, or whether fasting is just giving up something we love for the time.  But all this discussion of the details destroys the spirit of the period and my liberal soul tells me to let each person find their own path in restoration and seeking forgiveness for sins from whomever.  May your Easter have many blessings.

8 comments:

messymimi said...

Have a blessed and beautiful Easter season, however you choose to observe it.

Angie said...

Happy Easter blessings, Tabor :)

Red said...

Now those are some ideas we should ponder from time to time. It's not necessarily Easter that we should change our life for the better. Any time of the year is right for us to check on how we're doing whether we be christian or anything else.

Linda Reeder said...

For me Easter is a time to celebrate the beauty of Spring, of new life and renewal. That includes renewal of the spirit. For me it is not penance, but Joy.

Jenny Woolf said...

What a beautiful post. Religion can focus our minds on the more self denying aspects of life, which are really necessary if we are to be happy. Weirdly enough.

barbara judge said...

Yes, I agree -- to each its own as my mother would say. Love one another that is all we need. -- barbara

Aisling said...

Look at the amazing color in the Lenten Rose. What a pink! I loved reading your thoughts on the Easter season.

Mage said...

The season of rebirth....and color.