Happy Easter

On the day we celebrate the resurrection of Our Lord and Savior, I want to wish you all a Happy and Blessed Easter in the way that one of my Princesses did Friday night. We were watching the Way of the Cross from the Coliseum in Rome and my eldest (by two minutes) Princess looks at me and says “Easter’s not about the Easter Bunny daddy.”

Indeed, it’s not. Happy Easter to all of my dear friends here at the Rott. I am truly blessed to know each and every one of you.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    The same to you and yours, Crunchie….a quiet day at home here, a roast chocken for diner, and tomorrow, back to life. And too all the Rotts….A Happy Easter…………….

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    Uchuck the Tuchuck growls and barks:

    A thought struck me yesterday as Good Friday sunset crept over the hills of Kentucky. We focus a lot on the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross, the Passion–the Body broken for us and the Blood shed for us, and rightly so. But I think there’s another sacrifice that goes overlooked: the agony of God the Father during the trial and crucifixion. “For God so loved the world He sent his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”

    That’s quite a gift. But what did the giving of it entail for the giver? Here we have a loving Father…who sends his only son off to suffer death–not just the possibility of death or injury, but certain death–for the sake of a creation that often turns its back on its Creator. Some might look at this and think God is a bit of a coward, or at best an arm-chair general: “Go in there and take one for the team, Son. I’ll be right here when you get back.” But we’re not talking some cold, calculating Norse deity here. This isn’t Odin, the betrayer of warriors, but a loving Father doing something that had to be done to set the World right again, to give hope for the hopeless.

    So He sent His Son, a part of Himself, to live as a human being, to walk the walk of mortal man, to know hunger and satiation, joy and sorrow, pain and comfort, just like one of us. But that wasn’t enough. For thirty-three years, Christ knew the certainty of the Father’s presence. Not mere faith, but certainty, something that Mankind cannot have. For Christ’s mission to succeed, he had to be fully human, not just God wearing a rubber mask. He had to face the final task alone.

    Now imagine what that does to God the Father. Here is the Son: loved, cherished, protected, nurtured.

    Abandoned.

    Those of you who are fathers, think about that for a minute. Your son, left to face the hardest task of his mortal life all by himself. Because it had to be done, and done alone. Imagine the pain and frustration of the Father, a Being who can create worlds by speaking the Word, forcing Himself to stand mute and unmoving witness while his beloved Son was mocked. Imagine the fists clenched and jaw set, flexing with each sodden thud of the scourge on His Son’s flesh in a suppressed reflex to reach out and stay the hand weilding it. Imagine listening to the echo of the hammer’s stroke resounding inside His head. Imagine the white-hot lash across the heart of God when his Son, in a moment of supreme agony shouted “Why have You forsaken me?!” (Daddy! It hurts! Where are you?)
    It is a Passion of a different kind.

    Praise God, He was able to steel Himself to it, and deliver us from the just fate we deserve through the sacrifice of His Son.

    Happy Easter My Friends.

    The Lord is Risen Indeed.

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    a Blessed Easter to all my friends here…..

    planted Easter flowers in the garden today, figured it was a good day to add life to my garden. Am now watching The Greatest Story Ever Told……intermission right now……what a magnificent movie, and a glorious story.

    I am humbled by the day

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    Response to Uchuck the Tuchuck @:
    Beautifully written Uchuck.

    God Bless.

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    Response to Uchuck the Tuchuck @:

    wow…..now THAT’s putting it in a way that hits me square in the heart. As the father of two boys, both of whom I’ve walked through some tough times….I can’t imagine letting them stand alone in a couple of their most trying circumstances.

    “For God so loved the world……”

    you really put a new and deeper meaning in that, thank you

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Uchuck……., I sent that on to my friends, with a note, the title….One of the most beautiful things I have ever read. For you see, I have imagined such things…….many times. Thank You!

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    Mao's Dog growls and barks:

    Once of my favorite bible stories, and so reverent for todays times:

    http://www.urantiansojourn.com/2009/04/jesus-whips-some-ass/

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    Mao's Dog growls and barks:

    Once of my favorite bible stories, and so relevent for todays times:

    http://www.urantiansojourn.com/2009/04/jesus-whips-some-ass/Response to Mao’s Dog @:

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    FrJim, Imperial Chaplain growls and barks:

    The suffering and agonizing death of Friday gives way to the ultimate victory of Resurrection.

    Redemptive pain leads to new life. The courage to fight does not always translate to bullets and swords.

    Yeshua Nazareth…the ultimate role model.

    Blessed Easter to all here at the.Rottweiler.
    :em04:

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    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    I notice that the urantiasojourn.com page features a banner ad attacking the last V/POTUS.

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    BigDogg growls and barks:

    Uchuck … absolutely beautiful, moved me to tears.

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    God Bless you and yours …. may His blessings be upon you …

    Sorry if I am not more wordy, it was a full day yesterday and my brain has yet to engage ..

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    LC MuscleDaddy growls and barks:

    Happy Easter to everyone!

    Okay – REALLY OT, but you have to see this – the world just needs more of it

    Courage – such a simple, basic thing – yet it surprises me so profoundly when I run across it.

    – MD

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    Tallulah growls and barks:

    Folks, Misha; I hope you see fit to put this on the front page.

    The best damned defense of the Second Amendment ever — in front of Chuck Schumer & Co.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4069761537893819675#

    The video will only be up until April 29th; please send it to everyone you know. This young woman was in a restaurant when a madman came in and started shooting everyone: well, watch it and see. She is on fire with eloquence.