Sunday, April 4, 2010


We're not doing much for Easter here, except eating more chocolate than we need to. Chris made up a treasure hunt for the kids to find their Easter eggs (we do this every year) but other than that, and going to church, it's been a quiet day.

Yesterday I read the Easter message/advertising in one of the local free papers from one of the larger Pentecostal churches in town. The title of the column was Easter: The Power of Forgiveness. I read on to find it included a couple of quotes from lesser known theologians Suzanne Somers (an American sitcom actress from the 80's if it's the same person I'm thinking of?): "Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself" and Norman Cousins (I don't know him at all, does anyone else?) who said "Life is an adventure in forgiveness."

Jesus did get a mention though: his life, death and resurrection "empower each of us to fully forgive and experience complete forgiveness in our own life." Which I think is actually Biblical but could have been better backed up by references from the Bible itself rather than Suzanne and Norman. Like this one.

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