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What Do Bunnies and Eggs Have To Do With Jesus??

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This is a question I hear a lot around this time of year. Everyone I know celebrates Easter as the day Jesus was resurrected from the dead. What does that have to do with bunnies and eggs?

Well, pretty much nothing. Yes, that’s what I said.

Nothing.

Originally, Easter was a pagan holiday when the people would celebrate the God of fertility. Rabbits are very fertile animals and eggs are also a sign of fertility, so these were the types of things they celebrated with. It was part of their culture. It was like eating turkey at Thanksgiving.

It’s just what they did.

Anyway, the group of pagans that celebrated this holiday were eventually converted to Christianity. Since Christ’s resurrect celebrates our new life in Him, they thought it more than fit to join the celebration of His resurrection, with their own celebration of new life, Easter.

Over the years, it has changed and molded a bit, but basically our current Easter celebration is still a celebration of new life with Christ’s Resurrection. It has become part of our culture to celebrate it this way.

So, for the most part, the bunnies and eggs don’t directly have anything to do with Jesus. Jesus, bunnies and eggs all represent new life, and that is about all they have to do with each other.

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Good Reads This Week

Okay guys, the last few weeks have been a little hectic here. Here are a few more good financial reads to tide you over and hopefully I will be back with new posts next week.

 

How to Retire Early with 13 Kids guest post by Sardonic Catholic Dad at the MadFientist Blog

 3 Steps to Getting  Your Spouse on Board with your Goals at Retire By 40

Zero Out Monkey Brain by Jason Hull

Rent To Own over at Done By Forty

5 Tips to Save Money When Buying a New Car at  Young Adult Money

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