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Christ at Easter: Exploited but not Seen

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Published: Mar 25, 2002

Christ at Easter: Exploited but not Seen

It's Easter Week and you know what that means. Why, the Easter Bunny, of course. The real meaning of Easter, right?

The Associated Press reports that the Easter bunny is being used by shopping malls to lure children and their parents. Like Santa Claus at Christmas, malls are hiring people to put on bunny suits. The kids sit in the rabbit's lap and ask for toys and candy. Get it? The mall gets to sell more stuff and Easter, like Christmas, is all about stuff anyway, right?

Christ is exploited everywhere we look, for political and for economic reasons. He's exploited, but not seen. They've taken him away, all right, and in His place are the moneychangers. There are always the moneychangers.

Let the world do what the world does. As for me and my house, we will be celebrating and rejoicing over the literal, historic and witnessed resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, the Son of the Living God.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Christ at Easter: Exploited but not Seen