For Easter Weekend

When I was young, my parents made special arrangements with the Easter Bunny to visit our house on Friday night, so that Sunday remained as normal a Sabbath as possible, with extra emphasis on Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection. I was reading another blog today, and the author shared some of her Easter traditions, which included attending Good Friday services between 12 and 3. The author quoted a section of an address by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin: “I think that of all the days since the beginning of the world’s history, that Friday was the darkest.”

Kirsty reminded me that we don’t really do a whole lot for Good Friday here in America. Some schools might have the day off, but it’s not required. Truth is, I’ve never really thought much about the entire week leading to The Crucifixion.

I wanted to make Hot Cross Buns today, but the dough has to set overnight, so that’s a task for next year. Instead, for Good Friday and all of Easter weekend, I’d like to share this talk, which is my all-time most favorite General Conference address ever.

Happy Easter!

5 thoughts on “For Easter Weekend

  1. Thank you for the link to this talk. It was more meaningful to me as I read it with the perspective of the past 8 years than it was when given in 1997. What a wonderful start to this Easter weekend. I love you! Mom

  2. Its funny, having grown up in Utah, I can’t tell you how much more is done out here on the East Coast for Good Friday than out west. People actually get it off here. Shops are closed etc. But yeah, outside the US Good Friday is recognized much more than it is here.Your mom comments on your blog too. Mine comments on mine occasionally.

  3. Mom–you’re welcome! Fun fact: Elder Maxwell gave that talk the month before he visited my mission.Sherpa–Even here in Ohio, people do more for Good Friday than they do in Nebraska, where I spent most of my life. Moms are sweet, aren’t they?

  4. Way to rise above the shocking faithlessness!Thank you for the talk. Don’t be surprised if you hear bits of it tomorrow out of the mouth of Aaron. It was JUST what we had been looking for 🙂Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns!1 a penny, 2 a penny Hot cross buns!If you have no daughters, give them to your sons! One a penny, 2 a penny hot cross buns.I want one now.

  5. Don’t freak out, but I actually read the ENTIRE talk just now (amazing, I know). Thanks so much for sharing it…I think I need to be “humble down” more and no one can say it more eloquently than Elder Maxwell.Anyway, thanks again. Oh and tell Kirsty I want some hot cross buns now, too…whatever they are.

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