I was just reading through a Barna report about what Americans believe Easter is all about. Here are some of the statistics:
-67% relate it to some sort of theistic religious element.
-42% say the meaning is the resurrection of Christ or that it signifies Christ’s death and return to life.
-2% say that it is the most important holiday of their faith.
-2% of Americans said Easter is about the birth of Christ.
-2% say it is about the rebirth of Christ.
-1% say it is about the second coming of Jesus.
-3% say it is a celebration of a spring of pagan holiday.
-13% were not sure how to describe Easter.
-8% say the holiday means nothing to them.
Just some things to ponder as we march through Holy Week toward your Easter celebration.
*For the complete article click here.