People reassure me that “everything gets done, don’t stress out.” Of course, that’s not exactly true: everything on my list does not get done, but by the time Pascha finally arrives I’ve stopped caring quite so much. Thank goodness for “I’m-exhausted-and-that’s-good-enough.” You know that little phrase, “the good is the enemy of the best”? Well, that may be true in some contexts, but it’s pure evil here. Don’t feed the perfectionist troll!!
The important thing is Holy Week and Pascha. And not in a culinary-extravaganza-craft-blow-out kind of way. But in a “get yourself and your kids to church, try to keep your patience, take deep breaths, remember what’s important” kind of way. So this is the year you can’t get a Pascha basket together- so what? You didn’t finish embroidering the hat for the baby? Who cares? You can’t dye eggs until Bright Week – great! It’s still Pascha! Forgive yourself for the imagined shortcomings and drop that heavy weight you’ve forced upon yourself. Christ’s yoke is light!
Let us run joyfully to the cross for there we meet our Lord and Savior!