“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? (Romans 10:14). “but we preach Christ crucified...” (1 Corinthians 1:23) “ … Why do you look for the living among the dead?” (Luke 24:5)
“Easter, in secular and postmodern Spain is, despite being a supposedly non-confessional state, is a growing popular religious event in all cities and towns.” Rather than focusing on the message behind why Christ was crucified or indeed that He rose again, crowds march the streets following the processions of hundreds of images of the virgin Mary robed and covered with gold and valuable jewels, and suffering Christ’s, surrounded by thousands of candles, and fragrant incense and flowers, carried with much pride. Missing the fundamental message that Christ died and paid the penalty that we should endure…Spanish Easter enthusiasts drag heavy chains and flagellate themselves to the beat of drums and trumpets.
“More importance is given to the suffering of Christ and his mother, before and on the cross, than the resurrection celebrated only by very few.”
Our Spanish partners write, “It produces us deep pain the ignorance and lack of the joy of the resurrection, of the conviction that HE LIVES, and will return.”