I’m a little late with this post, but I still thought I’d share a few Easter pictures. The first captures the start of a new tradition – dying Easter eggs while watching Ben Hur. If you’re wondering why I labeled this post 41, it’s because that was Ben Hur’s prison number when he was on the ship. You know the scene… “Attack Speeeed” “Ramming Speeed.” It’s an epic scene where Ben Hur escapes from being a prisoner for 3 years as a galley slave. I still need to watch the final two hours of this movie, which includes the chariot race. If you haven’t seen Ben Hur.. make some time for it! It won 11 Academy Awards (a feat equaled only by Titanic and Lord of the Rings).
I also brought out my pumpkin carving skills to create this watermelon fruit basket for the Easter brunch. Yeah, it’s kind of nerdy. But hey – one less bowl to clean!
I’ll close with a quote from Henri Nouwen.
“The resurrection of Jesus was a hidden event. Jesus didn’t rise from the grave to baffle his opponents, to make a victory statement; or to prove to those who crucified him that he was right after all. Jesus rose as a sign to those who loved him and followed him that God’s divine love is stronger than death. To the women and men who committed themselves to him, he revealed that his mission had been fulfilled. To those who shared in his ministry, he gave the sacred task to call all people into the new life with him. The world didn’t take notice. Only those whom he called by name, with whom he broke bread, and to whom he spoke words of peace were aware of what happened. Still, it was this hidden event that freed humanity from the shackles of death.”