April 1st, 2018

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Happy Easter!

I always like to say something about Easter, because it is such an important day. I mean, everybody makes such a big deal about Christmas, but Christmas wouldn't mean anything without Easter. I think I say something every year about how it was only the most important event in all history. And guess what! Today at General Conference, Elder Uchtdorf gave a talk that said the same thing! Only way better, because he's such a good speaker. So have a link to his excellent talk about why we celebrate Easter! (It's about 18 minutes long.)

On a related note, we were reading a discussion about Easter eggs, and everybody was like, "Y'all know it's just a pagan tradition that got assimilated into the Christian holiday, right?" And that's kind of how we felt about it, too, until! somebody came along and said, "No seriously, y'all know that a roast egg has always been a part of the Passover Seder, right?" And we were like, "!!! We did not know that." I mean, maybe we did in the sixth grade (or whatever grade that was) when we studied world history and Passover was part of it, but that was a billion years ago, so we forgot. But what we did not forget is that each food item in the Passover Seder is symbolic of something. So I looked it up at Wikipedia, and discovered that the roast egg symbolized the temple sacrifice. And of course the temple sacrifice represents Jesus, so eggs have been a symbol of Christ all along! I think. There might be some details that we're missing. Maybe someday I'll look it up more carefully.

Today I'm very thankful for Jesus Christ and His atonement and for what that means for all of us, having a very intense General Conference, otherwise getting to spend a nice restful Sabbath at home, the tasty Baked Ruffles we ate at dinnertime, and the super cute picture of Chip and Dale on our calendar for April.