Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Weekend!

Though I try to avoid overly-spiritual posts here (since this is a writing blog), I thought this was rather fitting today:

I looked out my window this morning, to see the most beautiful picture: the contrast of dark grey clouds in the distance, punctuated by a burst of bright sunlight. I thought it was such a poetic representation of this weekend -- the somber, dark reflection of Good Friday and Jesus' brutal death on a cross, combined with the hope and joy of an Easter morning to follow, the resurrection. It could even be an example of pathetic fallacy.

Also, I came across a great quote by C.S. Lewis I'd never read before, that was extremely thought-provoking. He's a fantastic writer. Just felt like sharing it today:

God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creatures in order that He may love and perfect them....If I may dare the biological image, God is a “host” who deliberately creates His own parasites; causes us to be, that we may exploit and “take advantage of” Him. Herein is love. This is the diagram of Love Himself, the inventor of all loves.

What an ultimate “good” this {the cross} must have been...But it wasn’t a good designed for God; there is no good to be added, or deficit to be addressed in His being.

It was a good for us.


  1. So TRUE. Thanks for sharing the quote. Happy Easter, Traci :)

  2. Thank you, Sam! Happy Easter to you!! ;-)