Mark Mancino on Easter

Kulich (a kind of Easter cake, traditional in ...

Kulich (a kind of Easter cake, traditional in the Orthodox Christian faith) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I can’t wait for this Easter. Easter is always a festive holiday and celebration for the Mancino family.  We start the day early with a home made breakfast of quiche, pancakes, toast and jams, hard boiled eggs, bacon and sausage, homemade gravy and gooey cinnamon buns from the local bakery.  My wife begins baking her famous Kulich.  After we gorge ourselves on these treats we let the kids open their Easter baskets. We fill these with video games for my son, dolls and pretty things my wife picks up for my daughters and they always get a donation to their favorite charity. We’ve tried to teach our children what Easter truly means for Christians and why it’s important. We give them gifts for being good that year, but we also make them donate their old toys to children who do not have everything we have. This what Easter is about: giving to other, caring for the less fortunate, and sacrifice. We all must sacrifice in this world in order to make it a better place. Kindness and generosity will be rewarded in the next life and in this life when you least expect it. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and Passover, whichever it is you celebrate!

-Mark Mancino

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