Fake Easter Eggs Contain a Lesson

Fake Easter eggs?

Ask any child about fake Easter eggs? They’ll reply that it is a plastic shell filled with candy. These eggs are lots of fun because they contain candy, and sometimes money. Well there’s a new fake egg in town, and this counterfeit egg is no fun. These fake Easter eggs have no candy.

According to the Borneo Post, fake eggs appeared in Pulau Tikus, Penang. The government warned consumers to identify fake eggs by noticing that the white and yolk mixed together quickly, shells were rougher and shinier, eggs made sloshing sounds when shaken, and when fake egg were fried, the yolk spread before being touched. Calcium carbonate, paraffin wax and gypsum powder were some of the known ingredients of the shell. Sodium alginate, alum, gelatin, edible calcium chloride, benzoic acid, water and food coloring were some of the known ingredients of the yolk and white.

This issue highlights the fallen world. Just to steal a few pennies, someone fakes an egg. What an elaborate and time consuming lie. In comparison, many of the lies we construct and tell ourselves exceed the complexity of this fake egg. We create stories, blame circumstance, build delusions, etc in order to avoid painful truths. The real changes and healing must occur deep in our hearts. The real Easter offers this chance.

These changes can only occur in our hearts and the hearts of others with celebration and participation with the power found in the real Easter. Reflect upon the empty tomb and what it means. Does my Easter worship revolve on the Easter Bunny, one day, and fake Easter eggs or does it go beyond one obligatory worship day?

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