I am usually annoyed by the commercialism that the Easter holiday brings but, this year, I even feel cheated from that part of the holiday. Not one chocolate bunny or colored egg.
Not one talk focused on the Savior and His incredible, selfless, atoning sacrifice. No mention of a crown of thorns
or nails in His hands.
Then I was reminded (again)... I keep forgetting that many of our Cambodians are first-generation Latter-day Saints. They know nothing about Christian holidays. My bubbled shelter is showing, isn't it? Just because I live in a Christian world doesn't mean everybody else does. So Cambodia continues to surprise me and teach me every day.
I have thought about today's Conference talks that were at the center of my Sabbath day. They were about faith in Jesus Christ and the happiness and joy that He brings. The question, "What Lack I Yet?" was also a focus .... wondering if I am really brave enough to sincerely ask that question? And ultimately, would I be able to hear the answer and be obedient "with exactness" and allow the atonement to help me make that change?
Maybe that's not such a bad Easter message anyway?!