Easter: Far From Tame

Jasie linked to this Slate article on her blog. An excellent article about why Easter has resisted mass commercialization. Not avoided it (heck, we're dying Easter eggs tomorrow), but the reality of the holiday cannot be tamed. The reality of Easter is a gruesome. Just listen to Rich Gamache's crucifixion narrative. Even its glorious ending can't be relegated to just a mere man. Amazing.
What does the world do with a person who has been raised from the dead? Christians have been meditating on that for two millenniums. But despite the eggs, the baskets, and the bunnies, one thing we haven't been able to do is to tame that person, tame his message, and, moreover, tame what happened to him in Jerusalem all those years ago. (Source: Slate)

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