What is Easter?
St. Peter asked the first cajun, “WHAT IS EASTER?”
The cajun replied, “Oh, that’s easy! It’s the holiday in November when everybody gets together, eats turkey, and is thankful…”
“WRONG,” replied St. Peter. He then proceeded to ask the second cajun the same question, “WHAT IS EASTER?
The second cajun replied, “Easter is the holiday in December when we put up a nice tree, exchange presents,and celebrate the birth of Jesus.”
St. Peter looked at the second cajun and shook his head in disgust. He turned and looked at the third cajun and asked, “WHAT IS EASTER?”
The third cajun smiled and looked St. Peter squarely in the eye. “I know what Easter is. Easter is the Christian holiday that coincides with the Jewish celebration of Passover. Jesus and his disciples were eating at the last supper and Jesus was later deceived and turned over to the Romans by one of his disciples. The Romans took him to be crucified and he was stabbed in the side, made to wear a crown of thorns, and was hung on a cross with nails through his hands. He was buried in a nearby cave which was sealed off by a large boulder.”
St. Peter smiled broadly with delight. At least one of these yokels was getting in.
The third cajun continued, “Every year the boulder is moved aside so that Jesus can come out… and, if he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter.”