There’s tons of black pills out there to chew on every day, but some white pills this month are just the right excuse for throwing a party, cracking some jokes, inviting over friends, hosting a bunch of kids at your house, planning a special outing, or just putting up some decorations and baking a cake for you and your family.
This month’s white pills are:
10. April Fool’s Day – April 1
Get some good pranks and practical jokes in on your friends, coworkers, fellow students, and even random people today. It’s the one day of the year when all’s fair game! Here’s a list of some of the greatest April Fool’s Day hoaxes ever.
9. St. Anselm – April 21
If you’ve ever told someone that only Jesus’s death on the Cross could pay for their sins and reconcile them with God, you’ve shared what St. Anselm wrote about in Cur Deus Homo (Why God was a Man) in 1098. This archbishop of Canterbury enunciated what we now commonly accept as an essential Gospel truth, and which Aquinas and Calvin later modified.
8. Benjamin Franklin – April 17
The scientific and literary genius from Philadelphia played a more significant role in winning American independence, and establishing a uniquely American identity, than just about anyone who never became president.
7. St. George’s Day – April 23
The patron saint of England was a Roman military officer who refused to recant when the Emperor Diocletian made him choose to live as a pagan or die as a Christian. St. George was a key patron saint of the Crusades.
6. Henry Ford – April 7
The American industrialist and non-interventionist who made motor vehicles affordable for ordinary Americans while providing good wages for his workers, passed away on this day 70 years ago. Ford was one of the leading counter-Semites of the twentieth century.
5. Richard the Lionheart – April 6
The 42-year old Crusader king went to glory on this day in 1199. His passionate life and dominant role as leader of the Third Crusade is still one of the great stories in Western history.
4. Appomattox Courthouse – April 9
A day of solemn remembrance, mourning, and pride in a noble cause. In 1865, the old American republic officially died when Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered the remainder of his Army of Northern Virginia to the invading Federal forces of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Deo Vindice.
3. Patriots’ Day – April 19
In 1775, Massachusetts minutemen stood firm against the British Empire at the towns of Lexington and Concord. “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World” fired on this day 242 years ago changed history.
2. Martin Luther’s “Here I Stand” – April 18
The leader of the German Reformation withstood immense pressure to bow to ecclesiastical political correctness on this day in 1521 by telling the leaders of both the Roman Catholic Church and the Holy Roman Empire that God’s Word alone could command his conscience.
1. Holy Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday) – April 13-16
It’s the annual celebration of the most important event in world history: the death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Because He lives, we will live too. Make it a Happy Easter!
Did I miss anything? Add your ideas for nationalistic, ethnic, and Christian celebrations in the comments section below.