I had never heard of Take A Walk on Your Wild Side Day, but there are lots of days that are named that I have not heard of. And I’m sure that there are days most of you haven’t heard of either. St. Swithin’s Day and Wapiti Day come to mind. I googled Take A Walk On Your Wild Side Day, and found it listed in a couple of webpages, but no explanation of it.
I don’t think the two, Easter and Take A Walk On Your Wild Side Day are diametrically opposed, though. As a matter of fact, I think if you take Easter seriously, you can’t help but walk on the wild side.
If the resurrection of Jesus is real (and I believe it is), then how can you not help but be wildly in love with a God who would not let death have the final word?
If death is not final, then I don’t have to live in fear of anything. I can risk everything in loving others.
I can take greater risks than any other, I can live with abandon enjoying this world but not attached to it, I can walk as wildly as the Spirit leads me.
Since Easter is real, I think I’ll walk a little more on the wild side.