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March 31, 2013

Christians celebrate a day of renewed life


While Janice Templeton of Peaster was at Target Thursday buying items for a small, family Easter egg hunt, she and her family will be in church this morning celebrating the Easter service. She says her church, St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Weatherford, gets very crowded during the Easter celebration and says she wishes churches would be that full every week.

“Easter and Christmas are where all the closet Catholics, who only go during Easter and Christmas, come out and it’s really very sad,” Templeton said. “God doesn’t just watch over us on certain days and we need to be the same way.”

Jim Townsend admits he’s not the Christian he should be, but says he was taught the Lord is kind and forgiving and believes in that in his own way.

“Christ went up into his Father’s loving arms (Friday) and wiped away death just like that,” Townsend said. “I can appreciate that and don’t need to be in church with total strangers to celebrate it. I can do that on my own.”

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