Sure (all those who celebrated) hope you had a great time.
As this week coincided with dad-in-law’s death anniversary, the Chung family went to church for Easter celebration after visiting his niche. Again, it was a little weird for me to be attending a mass celebration in a catholic church, something I haven’t been doing since graduation from Primary & Secondary school. But I did it out of respect for the husband anyway. MIL & Hubs were pleasantly surprised when I proposed that Hubs & I attended mass with MIL on Easter Sunday. I did wished that I had gone for my own church service, but seeing that mum was still ill and recovering at home, and how attending a mass celebration was a once-a-year thing out of consideration, love & respect, I chose to do attend mass with the husband & family instead. Although at the back of my mind, I was very much with my own eccelesia in spirit.
This weekend…has been somewhat refreshingly different. I was exposed to 2 different forms of worship – one from new creation for the wake & funeral service, and the other from the catholic church for Easter – and in a comforting way, I was able to recognize the similar fundamentals of our beliefs & Christianity while ‘challenging’ other things that were mentioned quietly in my mind. I tried to be as open-minded as possible, and attempted to see other sides to the same subject matter.
At the end of the day, I was convinced that we all believed in the same saviour, Jesus Christ, and the Heavenly Father, albeit different beliefs in worship & principles. Perhaps, it was part of the plan to get me exposed to all these. To allow me to reflect on my own knowledge and beliefs. To allow me to revisit my faith and doubts (if any). And strangely it felt good, praising and singing to the God I knew in my heart despite singing hymns I didn’t know or hymns from another denomination.
I felt immense contentment.