Eric’s Sunday Sermon; Holidays?
Not the Easy Road
Yesterday was a Christian Holiday. Kind of an interesting one. I am pretty sure it always falls on a Sunday. That would mean that the day of importance changes every year. Some places have a day off or holiday on Monday after the Sunday celebration. The date of Easter has to do with the moon? Down here near Mexico way we say, “Pascua de Resurrección”. (I am not sure of that spelling, I can speak but not really write Spanish)
So it is known in Gregorian to be at a time co-ordinated by the moon. Come on people that is strange.
So Easter in this home is basically a state of continuing grace and gratitude. For me it is like a daily morning thing. Sometimes just before bed. So yesterday is dress up day and bunny eggs. And I will make some killer Eggs Benedict. Fruit should be melon and strawberry and bubbly Apple cider is great. Veggies is a special mix we do not go into here.
I think I am irreverent for sure and maybe a blasphemy attitude. Well that just is what it is. This is my about my 6th year of daily Catechism study. I taught it for a bit. I study the Catholic now but the Book of Common Prayer for Episcopal days was my first study. Really not much difference. But the Eastern or Russian Orthodox are way off the charts as proclaiming “rules”. Easter and Christmas are on different days. If you have a year on your hands you should study all their “Cannons”. Well probably not unless you are religious nerdy. I plead guilty.
So to the quick point. Holidays are in your head. What a blast. I am going to the oldest church in California (not Norte Baja California down south)
I am trying to chit chat and include my son with our new neighbor just out from 5+ years in the military. Did you know that suicide deaths by veterans is more about the loss of structure than PTSD? Like prison folks released. It is hard not to buy into our rules and regulations. Most of us like the standard fare of structure. Please tell me how to think, if you leave me to my own devices I get all confused. That takes so much mental work. I do not like that think. Lean on me brothers and sisters.
Thankful to Be Thankful
Thank You For Peace
Do we do well if we are not helping another? Not a chance in hell. “Out of ourselves”. So we will ask our neighbor to come help us. Don’t need it. But let us give him purpose.
If you take away Christmas, the 4th of July, Memorial Day we lose our structure. Each place has such though different. If we are called by others to participate we have purpose. This takes love. I kind of get all scared. Can you teach a child love? What do think? Can we teach love by just loving? I have decided that we cannot do that. You have to let them love you. Give them the right to hug you.
My son is just old and big enough to sit up front in my little coche’. So of course he slugs me, if you are dad with a son there is nothing more fun. He is learning the controls. Radio and air stuff. Rules and structure are key so we do not break things. I reckon he likes being a big boy. Seems like it at least.
I need Easter. My head goes all wonky. I forget what day it is. No not Easter but Saturday or Tuesday. There is a notion called the Sabbath. Sounds like a great idea for most. My wife needs it. She gets rejuvenated. I figure that my Sabbath is every day between about 4am to 7am. I know that is strange. My son thinks it is cool. But he likes to go to church. Excellent family and friends. How great is that?
We do not do normal. Is “goofy” the right word? My wonderful wife loves this world. She kicks some serious butt. She likes to be in total control. Funny but I do not want to be in control. I cannot control that Raven. If you know me, you know that I cannot control my son.
More fun than a barrel of monkeys here. Righteousness is not really me. I pretty much figure that is for others. Fine and fine people. Not me. I do as I please. I quandary how that works. I have not hurt another in decades. Nope only by being frail. Cancer kind of needs you to lean on others. They need more than us “patients”.
Easter is fantastic.
We were writing this yesterday. I looked around and saw some wrong. Man o man how can you publish and write today. I had no urgency. So I shut down my computer and watched clouds.
Sometimes you just have to shut up. You just need to talk to love. Love boasts not and does not show off. I use the word “we” it is not me here it is me and love. I try not to write without love. There is no other way I can do it. To write and talk in love is critical.