Easter Reflections

Alex Treanor

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With a tightly packed year full of extracurricular activities and homework, Easter break is the perfect time to take a break from the world around us and truly rest.

Personally, I went to Florida with a few friends, and I felt rejuvenated from the extra hours of sleep and lack of stress.

I found myself, however, focusing too much on the break part of Easter rather than Easter itself.

I gave up sweets for lent, and I greatly anticipated being able to eat candy from my Easter basket. But while I reflected on why I was so excited for Easter, I found I was more excited to be able to eat sweets than to celebrate Jesus rising from the dead.

In the process of giving up sweets, I only thought of getting my sweets back, not why I was giving them up in the first place.

As a community we need to better acknowledge why we do certain things, such as giving up something for Lent, so that we remember the true meaning of Easter.