As we journey through Holy Week and Easter, the LSS blog topics are following a theme of “New Beginnings”. Each day, a different department will post a relevant topic that follows the theme of the week. Check back each day for a new post. Today’s post comes from the Center for Financial Resources.
Ahhh, Holy Week. For those following the tradition in the church year, it is the culmination of 6 weeks of reflection, repentance, sacrifice, and various other not-so-joyous activities. It started with Ash Wednesday when people went to church to have someone rub ashes on their forehead (a sign of mourning) and comes to a cataclysmic ending on Good Friday when we remember Christ’s death on the cross. Really? You call that ‘good’?
It is good. It was on that Friday that Christ died to forgive our sins so that we can have eternal life in heaven regardless of our own merit or worthiness. How’s that for good? Easter is a huge celebration as it celebrates the new life, the new beginning that we have in Christ’s death and resurrection. Given our theme for this week, how do I connect that to financial wellness? Well, here we go…. Read the rest of this entry »