Easter Post

Today is Easter Sunday, to which this 3-act post is dedicated.

Act 1 – Separation and Grief

A song that made me feel my feelings recently is “Bloody Valentine” by Machine Gun Kelly. It came on the radio when I was driving to pick up my kid from daycare. The narrator is a young man who feels like he is in love with a woman. He grieves that his relationship with her will not last beyond a one-night stand. That might sound juvenile, but loss feels bad no matter how mature you are. While I was listening to the song, I was thinking about how soon I will have to say goodbye to the 2-year-old as a 2-year-old. If you experience love at all, then the grief of loss and death seems to follow.
“I’d give everything up
Tonight
If I could just have you”

Act 2 – Waiting

Jon Foreman song on resurrection

Act 3 – Easter Sunday

It’s never been easier for the curious to “attend on Easter”. I’ll post the same round-up of institutions I did for a post on church attendance and social trends a while back.

Trinity United Methodist Church in Birmingham, AL 

Truro Anglican Church in Fairfax, VA 

Nativity, a Catholic church in Burke, VA 

Curious about Easter consumer spending habits? The Street reports that Americans spend nearly $20 billion on Easter-related things. Some leading items are candy and flowers. As of 2017:

Jelly beans are an Easter staple. More than 16 billion jelly beans are expected to be sold for Easter, according to the National Confectioners Association. 

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