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I’m willing to bet that at some point in your life, you’ve crossed paths with someone who makes you feel like you’re going to hell with gasoline draws. It may be an over-zealous religious co-worker with post-it bible verses plastered all over her desktop or the auntie you have who makes you feel like a jezebel for living in sin with your boyfriend (although she met her ex-convict boyfriend in the club during her former days of fornication). There’s always someone ready to rep for Jesus and place judgment on how you choose to live your life. I’m all for faith and the freedom to worship as you please, but it becomes a problem when you try to force your beliefs on others.
Despite whatever opinions I may have about religion or what higher power I choose to serve, I know I’m not the only who has at least one person in their life that takes their faith a bit too far. By all means, this article isn’t for those that take their faith seriously and make every effort to walk in the way of Christ without offending others, but the hypocrites who only call on the Holy Ghost when it’s convenient. You know, those people that have a bible verse that applies to any dilemma you’re going through when sometimes all you need is a listening ear. Or the one who thinks if they just sit back and pray, Jesus will solve all of their problems with little to no effort on their part. I’m aware that many people consider themselves to be simply spreading the good word, but it never ceases to amaze me how people can take scriptures and belief systems and use them to alienate, manipulate others just so they can further their own selfish agenda or make themselves feel better about their own lives (and most of the time they aren’t as innocent as they appear). Most people can balance whatever good word they choose to follow with being respectful of others, but there’s always that one that does a little too much.
Besides our traditional church celebration we can’t ignore the fact that we love Easter for all the colorful goodies we get. So for fun I put together a list of Easter Sunday must haves.
Enjoy and Happy Easter Everyone!
1. People You’ve Never Seen Before
There are tons of people who believe in God but cannot, I repeat cannot go to church. I’ll be the first to admit that church can sometimes be a grimy place; but I won’t let the actions of a few keep me away from the institution all together. But let me get back on topic. Being that Easter is the day folks feel most indebted to Jesus they make their way to the house of God. If I went to church once a year, I certainly wouldn’t choose Easter. It’s the most crowded, most likely to go long service of the entire year. But if Easter is what’s going to get you in the door, by all means roll through.
2. Tags on Clothes
For some people, it’s pretty much an unspoken rule that Easter is a time to stunt. Everyone from 3 month old babies to 87 year old senior citizens will be raggin’. So while you might not see actual tags on clothes, it will more than evident that a majority of the outfits you see on Sunday, have never been worn before.
On the East coast, it’s still pretty chilly outside. But that doesn’t mean the temperature inside the sanctuary won’t be sweltering. Since people from all walks of life will be making their way to the nearest church, tabernacle or place of worship, don’t expect to have an leg room for days. Folks will be packed in, so be prepared to show some love to your neighbor.
4. Pink and Purple Suits…
…with a Stacy Adams to match. We already mentioned how one’s attire is important for this holiday. Don’t think for a minute that doesn’t include the fellas. Don’t be alarmed if you see a 6 ft tall man wearing yards and yards of lavender fabric. Not only will he be wearing said fabric, he will no doubt believe that he is killing the game. You won’t be able to tell him nothin’.
5. Church Hats
Nothing says black church staple like the church hat or the church crown as they’ve been called. If you’ve never seen any elaborate headgear, curving and jutting at different angles, then you’ve certainly been missing out.
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