At least here in the States, stores have begun to announce that Easter is coming by their large displays of Easter candy - a wide variety of chocolates, marshmellow animals, and jelly beans. It can be a temptation for both body and soul. The picture below was taken before the store open; hence the picture is a bit darker than it would be otherwise.
That is the commercial aspect of Easter. On the spiritual side, it is a time for reflection. Lent begins next Wednesday. My home church is participating with several other community churches in a series of Lenten services every Wednesday night till the week before Easter. Then there will be a solemn Good Friday service with communion and footwashing. On Easter morning, if the pattern follows as other years, we will have the opportunity to eat breakfast together at church followed by a joyous Easter service celebrating both Jesus' resurrection and the hope for our own resurrection to new life.
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