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To Go To A UU Church on Easter Sunday Or Not Go To A UU Church on Easter Sunday…That Is The Question

Posted on the 29 March 2013 by Eastofmidnight

Lent is my favorite season of the liturgical year. Contemplation and sacrifice work for me.

Last year I needed an Easter sermon. Cancer was visiting the house (not me) and the message of overcoming anything was something I needed to hear. What I got was a sermon about butterflies–a waste of my time.

This year I don’t NEED an Easter sermon. Actually I would prefer a wilderness/Passover sermon. What I don’t want is a sermon about spring coming again; or bunny rabbits; or renewal.

So that makes me question whether I should bother with a UU church for Easter this year. Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate a good sermon about flowers or butterflies or bunny rabbits or renewal. But not on Easter.

Why do most UU churches have no problem with doing a “Christmas” sermon, but have so many problems with an Easter sermon? What is it in UU-dom that is afraid of the darkness that Lent and Easter (and to a lesser extent Passover) represent?

To go to a UU church or not go to a UU church on Easter Sunday, that is the question.

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