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Topic: Easter (05/30/05)
TITLE: Bunnies and Rabbits
By Genstacia Bull
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Madge stops unpacking her shopping and faces Sally. For a split second the temptation to cave in was overwhelming, especially when she sees the wide-eye innocence on Sally’s face staring back at her. She quickly resolves not to give in to compromise, one usually leads to another. “Sally eggs and bunnies have nothing to do with Easter; it is about the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”
“I don’t understand mummy. Why are the shops full of Easter eggs if it is not about Easter?” “Sally, it is traditional.” “What’s tradition?” “Something that passes down from one generation to the other. Some people believe all life come from eggs, and eggs represents rebirth. Some use it to celebrate spring time, and this custom exists long before Christianity.” “So where does the bunny come from then?” Madge resists the urge to roll her eyes, she has stuff to do, but thought she might as well explain now and get it over and done with. She knows Sally will not drop it until she settles it in her mind. “Well it is a symbol of the Norse goddess which is a rabbit, representing new life.” “Oh!” Sally whispered. “Satisfied!” Madge said with a sense of victory. “What should I tell my friends since they are expecting me to come with them?” “Go talk to Jesus about it.”
Madge said to dismiss her. Sally strolls into the kitchen twenty minutes later. “Mum” She said in a drooling tone. Madge knows she wants something. “Sally, if this is about the Easter hunt, the conversation is closed.” “No mum can I have a sleep over on Saturday night and could you bake some brownies on Sunday?” Madge sighs Sally rushes on “ Mum, I did speak to Him about it, and I have an idea, I want my friends to come over then we can all go to Sunday school together and have brownies afterwards. She couldn’t help but smile. “Sounds like a good idea indeed darling.”
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