begin a new season of grace and a time of joy and thanksgiving.
The Easter season is about new birth, new beginnings,
renewed salvation and what a better time than now.
We are“Easter People,”
who celebrate and ponder the Church’s foundation,
the gifts of the Spirit,
and how to live as faithful disciples of Christ.
Eggs were particularly prized at Easter because before industrial farming, hens laid few to no eggs over winter. Egg production is dependent on light and given the lack of sunlight in winter, egg production would become stagnant. When spring arrived, the hens began to lay eggs again. Eggs were so highly valued that they were even used as a partial payment of salaries for pastors, parish clerks and servants.
Some claim that the Easter egg has pagan roots. Before Christians celebrated the resurrection of Jesus, some argue ancient pagans in Europe observed the Spring Equinox as the return of the sun God ― a rebirth of light and an emergence from the lean winter. Mary Jane has had fun over the years with History, Humor and Joy with Easter Eggs.
One Easter egg Made all the difference.