Gussied Up to Celebrate

I trust everyone had a beautiful Easter celebrating the resurrection of our Lord.

Easter is always a special Sunday. There’s an electricity in the air at church. Smiles on every face, more chatter, more hugs, more laughs. People I haven’t seen since, well, last Easter. Women and children gussied up in their Sunday finest. The singing seems extra lively, the sermon extra meaningful. It’s a day of celebration and every one knows it.

But shouldn’t every day be like that for the Christian?

Every day we’re given another chance, life anew, air to breath. Every day we’re one day closer to realizing the full impact of what Jesus’ resurrection means for us. He conquered death, took the sting right out of it, and we will too. That’s something to rejoice over . . . every day.

But still, I’m thankful for Easter, that special day to remind and refocus and recenter all of us.

I mentioned women and children getting gussied up. Know where that saying came from? Gussied up? Here’s something interesting. No one knows for sure but the strongest theory is that comes from the French word gousset, which dates to the middle ages. A gousset was a triangular piece of material put into a garment so it fits better. The more goussets a garment had, the fancier it was thought to be. The English word gusset comes from gousset and it is supposed gussied comes from gusset. Got that?


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