For Easter, my family does a potluck with my mom’s side. My mom always brings a super yummy fruit salad and cheesy potatoes. I especially love Grandma’s deviled eggs though. They are amazing! We always laugh that she’s one that brings food with the word ‘devil’ in it since she’s one of the sweetest people we all know! Anyway, I always take two because there aren’t any left after everyone goes through the line. I can only think of one cousin who doesn’t like them. He’s crazy! Seriously, he is like the weirdest person I know. Weird to the point that I don’t even want to claim him. My mom tells me I need to show him kindness because he’s family. I’m polite, but I don’t go out of my way to hang out with him. That’s still being kind, right?
He’s not the only person that is kind of messed up. My two youngest cousins can be brats. They’re only a couple of years younger than me, but they are so whiny and they have to get their way all the time. When they’re in a bad mood, they are super annoying. I would rather hang out with my brother. That’s saying something because all he does is pick on me.
One of my aunts can also be kind of a problem. I think she likes to pick fights and get everyone riled up. She’s really good at it too. Sometimes everyone leaves mad because of the arguments she starts.
Mom says that no one’s family is perfect, but are they all dysfunctional? I guess no one is perfect and maybe my family leaves thinking that I’m a messed up kid. Which sometimes, I guess is true. Mom says that’s the great thing about Easter, or Resurrection Day as some people in my church call it. Jesus came to die for all of us and for all of our imperfections. Good thing too because me and my family have a lot of them!
Regardless of how imperfect my family is, I love them and I know they love me. So I leave you with a question: What is your family like and how can they give you a picture of Jesus or lead you to Him?
Happy Easter everyone!