He Has Risen
"On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end."
Easter Sunday, what a whirlwind of a weekend for us Catholics. On Holy Thursday, Jesus gave the disciples his blood and body and was later betrayed by Judas for 30 pieces of silver. 30 pieces? I'm sure some of the disciples would've done it for 20, hell even 10.
On Good Friday he took up his cross after being condemned to death by Pontius Pilot. While carrying his cross to Calvary, he fell three times, and I guess before it was even a thing, low man always wins. Jesus had the grittiest performance of anyone in history that day, He wore a crown of thorns while being trapped in a tunnel of people with dust being kicked up into his mouth and nose. I bet that was worse for your lungs than a juul ever will be. Jesus was betrayed by his followers and denied by Peter. At least our savior had some of his family backing him up
Jesus rose again in accordance with the scriptures on the third day and completed the biggest comeback the world had ever seen until Game of Thrones season 8 premiered last year. Real immature of HBO for stealing Jesus's shine on his big day. Jesus rose from the dead before it was cool Jon Snow. With as bad as Thrones ended, I'm sure a fair amount of people would have turned on Benioff and Weiss for 30 pieces of silver, too. At least when Jesus rose from the dead he wasn't getting down and dirty with his aunt, Jesus stuck to prostitutes.
"Lord have mercy, it's god-like!"- Mary Magdalene (probably)
It's a Catholic tradition to give up something for Lent. Some people give up pop, candy, fast food, alcohol or whatever else their vice is. People say they give up giving themselves the 'ole five knuckle shuffle, but he rises again a whole lot quicker than 3 days and that's not a possibility. This year we all gave up social interaction, even if we didn't want to. Too bad some may say, but it is weird not celebrating Easter with the rest of my extended family. Those family parties can be a lot to deal withs some times, and you can only tell people you don't have an internship for the summer so many times before you want to betray them for 30 pieces of silver. But I'm upset, I was supposed to go to the Sox game today against the Twins and show up at the family party after before heading back down to school. Would've been wonderful.
I hope everyone enjoys their Sunday, Passover Sunday, or whatever holiday you do or don't celebrate, today. I'd say to wear your pastels, put on a fake smile, bring up politics, be the drunk idiot and sweat out your picks like a true degenerate today in front of the family, but we're not left with most of those options. Instead, watch Mass on your couch and keep the tradition of being a ChrEaster alive.