April 27, 2011
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil. ... Isaiah 5:20a
Many thanks to Lutheran Hour Ministries' New Media Specialist Becka McFarland for calling this story to our attention.
Jessica, along with other members of her sophomore class, was doing a week-long community service project. Jessica elected to help a third-grade class in a public school.
At the end of the week she decided to give the kids a few treats inside a colored plastic egg. Naturally she asked for the teacher's blessing.
She received that blessing with this condition: the school said her gifts weren't to be called "Easter eggs."
No, indeed, those gifts were to carry the politically correct title: "spring spheres."
Now I was never good at geometry, so I had to check. Sure enough, eggs aren't spheres -- never were, never will be. For those who are geometrically challenged like me, I can share that all the outside points of a sphere are the same distance from the center of the sphere, such as a ball.
So, if I've got this right a school is sacrificing good geometry on the altar of bad political correctness.
Folks, do you think that school's administration realizes the word "Easter" refers to a pagan god and not the Savior's resurrection? If they're going to tackle that goddess, they'd better get a new name for the month of March, which is named after Mars, or January, which gets its name from the god Janus, and Thursday is the day of Thor.
Wow! I wonder where it will end -- probably where such things always end ... with the people of the world trying to stuff Jesus back into His grave, rolling back the stone and setting a guard to make the tomb as secure as they can.
No, that would be wrong. It will end where it ended that first Resurrection Sunday. It will end with the risen Christ brushing aside all attempts to keep Him buried.
The Christ who has died for sinful humankind has also physically risen from the dead. Jesus has risen, and if you will excuse me for saying so: He will stay rose.
THE PRAYER: Dear Savior, may I look past the world's silliness and worship You for the risen Redeemer You are. To that end, send the Holy Spirit on me today and in every day's worship of You. This I ask in Your Name. Amen.
Pastor Ken Klaus
Speaker emeritus of The Lutheran Hour®
Lutheran Hour Ministries