Easter is a strange season for cultural Catholics who are not practicing faith. Easter Sunday certainly stands out in their imaginations, but mostly for cultural reasons — it’s a day they may mark with religious observance, but they’ll definitely mark it socially with friends and family. And then it’s over — kind of like Christmas Day. While it’s important to help committed disciples realize that Easter lasts 8 days, the social media conversation will be moving on from the Easter “moment” soon after Easter Sunday.
Because Grotto’s strategy is to walk with those who are not practicing faith, we focus on themes that relate to Easter (such as joy and new life) after Easter Sunday during the Easter season. These themes resonate with disciples and the disaffiliated alike, and leave a door open for folks who are not practicing.
Here are pieces of content that can work during the Easter season:
Stories relating to Easter
Stories about new life
Social media graphics
Quotes to use for social media graphics
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. — Pope St. John Paul II
We all go through difficult days at time, but we must always remember that life is a grace. — Pope Francis
Love gives life. Love makes hope blossom in the wilderness. — Pope Francis
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. — Victor Hugo
Change is not a threat to your life, but an invitation to live. — Adrienne Rich
Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this is overflows upon the outward world. — Nathaniel Hawthorne