Saturday, March 30, 2013

Why I haven't gone to church this Easter

While churches every where expand with the holiday Christians, we - who go most Sundays - haven't gone once.


Firstly, I assure you it's not some deliberate boycott. We're not making a protest.

But to me it just doesn't seem that important to make sure I get myself to a church building at Easter.

I spend every day of my life thinking of Jesus' sacrifice for us - my blog is named after it - and every day learning what it means to live because of his resurrection.

I've met together with friends. We've broken bread (it was garlic bread) and there was even red wine.

Isn't that what being a Christian is about? Living daily in the amazing love God shows for us? And sharing that love with others?

I'm not saying don't go to church at Easter. It's good to be reminded of the story in full.

But I don't think not going this year makes me a bad Christian. Forgoing the tradition doesn't make it less real to me.

What do you think? Does it matter if you go to any church services over Easter?


  1. I do not think it matters. Especially if you do as you said. It is Easter every day! It is nice to get people in to services who don't normally go to church though. Pity for them they do not make more of an effort - they probably do not see the need though.(2 Corinthians 4:4

    The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.) Which we see all the time.
    I agree with you Jess. God is not going to see in you any less of a person than you are because you didn't go to any Easter services.

  2. It is good to get people there who don't go very often, and that's a good reason for being in church over Easter - hopefully those people who come will get a chance to see Christians with love in action and have their eyes opened so they can see.