...the Triduum is here.
I confess, I am mostly not.
I think a late Easter, now coming in the full swing of kids' sports and other activities hasn't helped. Neither has living in this part of the country where spring comes early and the outdoors is calling.
Neither has two straight weeks of house guests helped. But, I assure you, sister, extended relatives, and friends, it is worth it to see you.
So, my house is not top-to-bottom spic and span spring cleaned.
So, tonight we have our quirky not-Passover meal with lamb and matzohs where we talk about the symbolism of Passover and what it means to us as Christians, and celebrate the birthday of the Church...only I don't happen to have lamb or matzohs yet...and the kids are old enough to know what today is and what we always do and won't be happy or fooled with substitutions.
So, I don't have any Easter candy purchased, except for the expensive, good stuff made at a local family, chocolate shop which is definitely not for the kids.
So, the kids will not be in matching or color-coordinated outfits this Easter.
We have prayed, we have sacrificed, we have confessed. The important things are done.
Have a peaceful, stress-free Triduum, as I plan to. And have a blessed Easter.