I'm thinking that we should keep the public holiday, no question there because I'm Australian and I love public holidays. But leave the celebration to the Roman Catholics, who seem to link the liturgical year to the beatific vision in a misguided analogical attempt to read the details of heaven into the tealeaves of our present experience.
Well, at least our own Peter Jensen managed to score a media victory by actually getting death and supernaturalism into his Easter message.
"We will be joining them, but they will not be joining us"
he said about dead people.
That's true, isn't it? We all die, and after that we face the terrible judgement of God. Either standing naked before his throne, or clothed with the righteousness of Christ.
Col. 3:1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
It is quite an extraordinary coup to get ABC radio to quote something they just don't understand—death and all that goes with it.
Meanwhile the bit quoted from Roman Catholic bishop George Pell was something about water conservation.