Yellow, the color of sunshine, hope, and happiness, and, as this is Easter Sunday, a sign that He is Risen.
Pâques is French for Easter
Pâques is the French word for Easter. It derives from the Greek “paskha” and Latin “pascha”, meaning “Passover”, which comes from Hebrew “Pesah” meaning “passing way” (“passage”), the Jewish name for the celebration of Passover, which remembers the Jewish Exodus out of Egypt (c. 1450 BCE).
Strange is it not, that the French choose a Jewish word for a Christian holy day?
Stranger still, that the English and Americans call the holiday Easter.
The explanation comes from the Anglo-Saxon monk Bede (673–735), whose explanation, in Latin, translates as:
Eosturmanath has a name, now translated “Paschal month,” which was once called after a goddess of theirs named Eostre, in whose honor feasts were celebrated in that month. Now they designate that Paschal season by her name, calling the joys of the new rite by the time-honored name of the old.
Bede, De temporum ratione cap. 13
If I think I am, am I?
The subject came up this morning when a daughter said to her father, ” ‘You are as you thinketh,’ Jesus said,”
So she said.
Confounded the old man looked it up and found this:
Jesus says in Mark 7:15-16, “There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!” Jesus is explaining that we are what we think. Proverbs 23:7 backs Him up: “For as [a man] thinks in his heart, so is he.”
This is a good shout out for the theory of positive thinking. So, get rid of that stinkin’ thinkin’.
You gotta believe.