"The candle symbolizes the unconquered light of Christ. It also symbolizes you went to church so παππού doesn’t get mad." — my brother
"And he shows mercy upon the last, and cares for the first; and to the one he gives, and upon the other he bestows gifts. And he both accepts the deeds, and welcomes the intention, and honors the acts and praises the offering.
Let no one fear death, for the Savior’s death has set us free. He that was held prisoner of it has annihilated it. By descending into Hell, He made Hell captive. He embittered it when it tasted of His flesh.”
Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom
I love the mercy and the joy of this. God welcomes each person, no matter how much you fasted (or didn’t fast), no matter how much church you attended, this Resurrection is for you. And Hell no longer has a hold on us.
Although I much prefer positive posts on Facebook, Instagram, etc. over whiny, bitching ones, I am getting really sick of “#100happydays”
Be grateful, share joy, love your life, but you don’t need my feed to validate this! Since when did your joy depend on others knowing you are happy?