6 Things to Remember After Easter

If you’re anything like me, you love Easter Sunday and the joy it brings, you love celebrating Jesus’ resurrection with family and friends, you love the church service and the special activities like Easter breakfast, and you love the Easter egg hunts with kids. And if you’re anything like me, it doesn’t take more than a couple weeks for the thrill of Easter to wear off, and it’s back to focusing on your own problems and your own efforts and forgetting how significant and amazing and awesome Jesus’ resurrection actually is. ¬†And if you’re anything like me, you really wish you knew how to change that.

Well, I’m no expert on this. I’m just another hungry beggar begging for bread, finding a feast in the most unlikely of places – a cross, a tomb, a book. My inclination is to eat to my fill at these places, but then go away satisfied and forget to go back until I’m starving all over again. Maybe you find yourself in the same place.

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I got him wrong

I have a secret to confess: For many years, every time I hear a U2 song I think, “I really like the sound of that. I wish I was a U2 fan. But I just don’t know about that Bono guy…” ¬†Weird thought, I know. See, more than ten years ago there was this Time magazine cover…

… and when I first saw it I snorted in derision and shook my head at the foolishness of a world always looking for another savior. At the time, I didn’t know much about U2 other than that I had more than a few high school friends who liked them and that Bono was apparently into more than just making music. Over the years when I would hear about Bono working on one campaign or another to feed the hungry, combat HIV/AIDS, or provide education to those in poverty, I always chalked it up to one more celebrity trying to find meaning in life by doing something good, missing the bigger picture of a relationship with Christ.

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