Forming faith rituals: Lent, Holy Week and Easter

I have a dream. As my family goes downstairs on Easter Sunday morning, our noses are filled with scent and our eyes with colour as we discover that the whole of the downstairs is filled with fresh flowers! The children rush to the table, where the Bible is laid open at the story of the resurrection, and we all sit and read it together, followed by singing and dancing to some Jesus-is-alive-themed worship songs. This is followed by a hearty breakfast, and then Easter eggs.

This sounds amazing, but in reality I will place my children’s eggs and a small gift for each in a homemade den in the lounge, where they will sit and...

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