1. Plan a feastPlan a feast for the remainder of dinners for the Octave. One of my favorite years, we had an eight-day Mexican food fiesta. All our favorites jazzed up a notch (nachos with bacon and caramelized onions? Yes, please!) Jazz up the table with candles or sparklers!
2. Easter-cize your GraceSing an Easter song as part of grace before meals. Our typical song choice has been Jesus Christ is Risen Today. Find something fun and upbeat. Even singing an Alleluia! Gorge on alleluias! We’re been fasting from them -- include them before your meals!
3. Celebrate with CommunityInvite another family over to join in your feast. Every year I discover one of our friends who has never had the joy of trying lamb (which is always our Easter Monday dinner.) We receive the joy of their company as well as celebrating this feast with them -- inviting friends over is always a win!
4. Change Your Music to EasterIf you haven’t already, change your music selections to Christian songs for the week. You can find Easter playlists on Spotify (you can sign up for a free account) and also on youtube!
5. Write Love NotesWrite short love notes to each family member every day or do a specific and intentional action of love to each member each day. Jesus publicly declared his love for us on the cross; let’s make sure that love continues to be publicly given to our family too. Our words and actions have lasting affect, and help make present in a tangible way that love that has saved us. My friend, Fr. Darryl Millette, celebrated Mass on top of the once-empty tomb where Jesus had been laid. Photo courtesy of Fr. Darryl Millette. All rights reserved. Used with permission.[/caption] We celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord in no other way throughout the year. Share the wonder and awe of this time with your family! The joy and wonder that the tomb is empty - he is not there. Christ is risen!
What do you do to celebrate Easter this week?
Copyright 2018 Jane Korvemaker
About the Author
Jane Korvemaker loves food, family, wine, and God (perhaps not in that order). She holds a Certificate in Culinary Arts, which pairs perfectly with her Bachelor in Theology. A former Coordinator of Youth Ministry, she writes from the beautiful and cold province of Saskatchewan, Canada. She works from home and takes care of her three very hard-working children. Jane regularly blogs at AJK2.ca.