For the past few years we’ve put up Ukulele Christmas carols in an attempt to spread tropical yuletide cheer and hey, to draw attention to an important Christian holiday in a unique way. As Christians, publicizing Christmas is easy: There’s already a celebration framework and symbols everyone gets. Easter not so much. Really? Bunnies? Please.
Unfortunately, being as Easter, not Christmas, is actually the seminal celebration of Christianity and all…well it makes it difficult.
What we need to do is bring out the Bacon. Seriously, we need to Bacon-ize Easter. Bacon is, aside from being awesome, a commonly recognized and highly loved symbol of differentiation between Christianity and other major monotheistic belief systems. Without detracting from others, it highlights something unique about us. Just like the beliefs we hold specifically surrounding the events of Easter (That whole rising from the dead, Son of God bit. Kinda where we get our name).
Also, it’s bacon! Would a sanctioned religious reason to chow down on some crispy goodness that be all that bad? The bunny already brings eggs, come on, is it asking that much more?
Bacon Peep – Thanks to luckwithacapitalf
and maybe this way the international community will finally figure out the proper way to freaking cook a pig!
Though, speaking of the bunny, we’ve already put up a mythical creature that drops off free chocolate and Easter hasn’t gotten the traction it should in the public eye…but then we are talking about a faith who’s founding cause wasn’t exactly adored by the establishment either.
Publicity aside, conversion numbers aside, in the end what matters is that we who believe know what this day means. We can have all the publicity in the world but without understanding our faith would be miles wide and only inches deep and sacrificing understanding at the altar of ‘butts in seats’ is a very real danger our churches confront every day. Christ died and rose again so we can have eternal life. That’s what Christianity is all about about, it’s also what today is all about. No matter how you celebrate it, have a happy Easter people! For us Jesus types, this is the day that makes us who we are!
Greg and Tiffany are traveling around the world on sailing yachts and keep a video blog of their (mis)adventures. If sailing to Tahiti on a 44 ft sailboat, 3-day delays for wine tastings, getting pooped on by seagulls, opening coconuts with dull machetes, sailing past tornadoes and ukulele Christmas carols are for you, then check them out at www.CoastGuardCouple.com!