It's the time of year for hot cross buns! They are traditionally eaten around Good Friday and Easter, with the cross being a symbol of the crucifiction. There are some interesting superstitions about them. Sharing a bun with another person ensures your friendship for the coming year. If you take one on a boat, they will protect you from shipwreck. If you hang them in the kitchen they will protect you from fires and cause all your breads to turn out perfect. You hang a new one each year. If you bake and serve them on Good Friday, they will not spoil or get mouldy during the following year (that's a hard one to swallow). These are fun to read, but I believe that superstitions place our faith in things and happenstance rather than God. But I think that most people have some kind of little superstition whether they realize it or not. Would you walk under a ladder? What are your superstitions?
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning it's shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."