Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Trivia

According to Orthodox tradition...Mary Magdalene, a prominent follower of Jesus that was at the crucifixion, once had an audience with Caesar. She told him of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and presented him with an egg as a symbol of the new life that he could have in the risen Jesus. Caesar laughed and said that the chances of Jesus being raised from the dead were as likely as the egg in his hand turning red...and it did!

I don't know if the story is one of history or tradition...but it is a good story to be told while coloring eggs this year.

John <><

1 comment:

Sicilian said...

I had never heard that tale before . . . .makes sense for the whole easter egg thingy. . . . my poor kids never decorated eggs. . . I didn't want them to equate Jesus with the whole easter bunny thing. . . .