The Easter Lion
As we approach the most important holiday of the year for Christians, I have a couple of questions.
First, what's so good about Good Friday? It doesn't seem that good to me and wasn't good at all for Jesus.
Secondly, how did such a weekend/day get stuck with a bunny rabbit? That's so not right! At the very least, it should be a lion. It should be the Easter Lion, like C.S. Lewis' Aslan.
Looking toward Easter, I'm reminded that the cross was once the ultimate symbol of the Roman Empire's vast power and of a most excruciating death. Now it represents eternal victory over all earthly power, even death itself. That's definitely a lion, not a bunny.
Victory over death; that's kind of a big deal. It's mind boggling, and it changes everything here on earth and everywhere else.