The more palatable option of pastel colour bunnies, chicks and flying sheep and rainbows, with some more bunnies to pin tails onto seemed less likely to cause problems. Jesus however, his brutal murder, isn’t exactly marketing fodder. I remember one class assembly when a vivid description of him being beaten towards death set off a young lady into a seizure.
One of the group was sitting at their Easter lunch, picking from the buffet and pipes up ‘we are not joining in with the ramadan’ the muslims can’t eat until night time.
Another, difficult to translate into a practical exercise, concept.
Maybe if you were a college tutor,
Ask the class to agree not to eat or drink in daylight hours.
Arrange a local meeting point for an evening banquet every night.
Or a zoom, if someone can’t make it.
As much as it’s difficult to include the death of Jesus in Christianity and his extra supernatural reappearing. It’s also disappointing not to be able to join in with the contrast of total fasting and the coming together with a meal at 8pm.
I feel sort of ripped off by the poorly fitting easter hoop game, which didn’t stick together, so when the hoop landed on them, you had to glue the stick back on.
What about you?
Do you include faith stories and disciplines in your Easter break?
I really like the spring colours and life of the plants and gardens coming to life. And the people, re-awaking from the winter.
And returning to normal life, as best we can, in 2022.
Some names do sound quite similar. And any interim manager will get past their honeymoon phase in the new job by discovering, they have been saying everyone’s name a little bit wrong.
Lizzy isn’t Liz anyway, its Elizabeth. And who’s this name on the list, has another co-manager mistaken the names or was it another Elizabeth called Izzy?
People were being too polite to mention all the incorrect name pronouncing especially when it comes to how long the name can be shortened to or not.
A typical floor manager of a supermarket walking round trying to find Stacey. Only to discover it was Sophia. Sophia hasn’t received the email sent to Stacey and whatever was supposed to have been communicated hasn’t.
And too many people with the same name, how to distinguish them politely??? Fred from Wales and Fred from Taunton?
What about that person in the office with quite a fashionable outfit, who didn’t have much experience. One day you’ll have to remember this person’s name too! You can just say ‘hey super dry top!’
If people are willing to be honest with you about your well intentioned name learnings and failures, perhaps this is a good place to be afterall.