40 Days of Kindness: Good Friday

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Outfit Info: Dress: Second Hand
Leggings: American Apparel
Boots: Rooster on River
Belt: Pacsun

With only two days left before Easter (including today), I think it’s good to take a moment to remember why this weekend matters.  At my church, they had two services for Good Friday, and I went to the second one.  They showed a very interesting clip from a movie that I hadn’t seen.  Apparently, what they showed was not that bad, and not very gory.. but I still found it really graphic and disturbing.  It was from the movie “The Passion of the Christ”.  That movie came out during a season of my life where I wasn’t really a follower, and so I didn’t bother to see it.  Now, I don’t know if I could stomach watching that, considering the images I found graphic in the clips they showed at church were tame in comparison to the rest of the movie.

But I’m getting a little off track.  While I felt that the scenes they showed at church were gory and graphic, I understand why they showed them.  It is so easy to forget about the horrible things that happened in the days leading up to Easter.  It’s easy to gloss over the part with any pain, and it’s easy to imagine that Jesus died quickly.  I know that it says that he didn’t, and that the entire thing was very painful, but for a child you don’t really focus on that.  The focus is always how He rose again.  How He disappeared from the cave, and how He appeared to very specific people before finally showing Himself to his disciples.  It’s so easy to just focus on the nicer parts of Easter.  The bunny parts with chocolate.

I think it’s important to remember the not-so-pretty parts of Easter. The actual death.  So tonight, I will have a drink in memory.. then on Sunday, I will be able to say joyfully, Christ is risen!

xoxo,
Alysa

ps: for my act of kindness for the day, my husband and I donated two HUGE bags of Oats to Winnipeg Harvest via the bin at our church! 🙂

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