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Nailing Easter – Warning: “Confronting Message”

Nailing Easter – Warning: “Confronting Message”

Do you know what really scares me about Easter?

It’s that we’ve sanitised it. Cleaned it up. Turned it into a nice little religious celebration … and in doing so, I wonder whether we’re not completely missing the point.

I struggled as to whether I should use this confronting image on this blog post to depict what happened on ‘Good Friday’. I struggled with it because I thought I might offend someone. I struggled with it because I thought it might be hard for you to look at.

But then … Easter is offensive. Easter is difficult to look at. That’s what it is.

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That Rotten Feeling When We Fail God

That Rotten Feeling When We Fail God

Have you ever been totally disheartened because you’ve stumbled and failed God? It’s a terrible feeling!

And what makes things worse is when we get the wrong idea about pleasing God …

… imagining that it’s something like winning at that addictive game Angry Birds.┬áIf you succeed at one level then it’s up to the next. The smarter we get, the more we hone our skills, the further we advance.

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