My Easter was a bit of this and a bit of that, I went south to my friend Monia's for the weekend. Here's a report of the main things that happened in the form of the whatsapp messages I sent to my Mum over the course of the weekend. For those of you not accustomed to the whatsapp format, my messages are on the right, my Mum's on the left, and each message has a time stamp to show when sent...
Wednesday, April 23
Friday, April 18
Today I ate the first Crunchie on a Friday for the first time in possibly...at least since the last time I was in England...so...maybe December. I used to eat a Crunchie (a chocolate bar) on every Friday for a while as a student due to an advert that was around in the 1990's: Get that Friday Feeling.
Today I went to the cinema with my school for the first time. It was organised chaos. Mum's and Dad's arriving to escort the kids to the cinema, children bundled in to cars and away we went! Loved it though, hopefully some good teaching points can come from it....especially about the conservation of the Amazon.
Today is the 3rd Good Friday I didn't set foot in a church.
Today is the day many Christian denominations commemorate the day God died.
God died. That's huge right.
I read an article explaining how Good Friday is the 'day we forget to remember'...but I disagree. Christianity is in itself the remembrance of Good Friday. Christianity exists because of the crucifixion. If the crucifixion hadn't happened then the resurrection wouldn't have followed and the writers who wrote the Gospels would have had nothing to write about. Paul* wouldn't have traveled around a bit, got tortured and what-not and started the 'early church'...whatever that refers to.
However, although I believe everyday is both Good Friday and Easter Sunday I do think it is good to unite everyone in a day that commemorates explicitly how God died. God has His ways of getting through to people and maybe this Good Friday is that day for you - only God knows.
Sunday, April 13
My friend left a postcard for me on my fridge and it's been there since she left on Monday. I only found it today. What's important is that I found it fifty-five minutes after I gave my recent struggles and doubts to Jesus (again). Last night I struggled with the idea that there actually exists such a thing as "God", or whatever human defined word you wish to use for a divinity that's....well...that's not able to be proved actually, but only lives through having faith, even just a little bit of faith.
Thanks Victoria, I'm glad you enjoyed your Italian adventure and thanks for the postcard :-)
Wednesday, April 2
I really feel like I'm in a phase of 'unlearning'. I'm trying to 'un-do' all the things society, cultures and identities have led me to believe is 'right', the 'real method', the 'best way', what it is to be 'intelligent', to 'know' and to 'be'. Today I've drawn a conclusion that by living in a world of many people there are many, many paths and we just have to focus on the moment we are in and do what we can with that. It's the most difficult thing I've ever had to get my head round.