Mary Baker Eddy gave her church a Church Manual. The Manual gives lovely provisions for Mother Church members. Mrs. Eddy specifically gives a provision for Easter when she writes,
“Easter Observances. Sect. 2. In the United States there shall be no special observances, festivities, nor gifts at the Easter season by members of The Mother Church. Gratitude and love should abide in every heart each day of all the years. Those sacred words of our beloved Master, “Let the dead bury their dead,” and “Follow thou me,” appeal to daily Christian endeavors for the living whereby to exemplify our risen Lord.”
Christian Scientist come together everyday to rejoice our risen Lord. We are not limited to one calendar day. Our duty is to follow Christ in all that we do. The way to do this is to fill our hearts with gratitude and love. We have a choice to either be like the disciples the day after the crucifixion in a gloomy disposition or we can awake to see the risen Christ and see all the goodness, care and love that God provides for each of His children. By choosing to celebrate Easter everyday, we rejoice that Christ Jesus showed us how death died on the cross, and through his love we are able to begin our work which brings to us a bright and glorious day!
This blog was written by Courtney Buxton, C.S.