The earliest Christians in Egypt used to give ostrich eggs to one another as a reminder to keep their eyes on what truly mattered.
Ostriches are the antithesis of elephants, apparently, and tend to be quite forgetful. When an ostrich lays her eggs she is very likely to forget where she put them. Consequently, ostriches always keep one giant eye upon the location of their nest, because if they look away, they forget where they left their kids.
Thus, in Africa, the tradition of decorating ostrich eggs became incorporated into Easter celebrations.
Easter eggs are supposed to remind us of the resurrection, of the severity of Christ’s love for the world, poured out for all humanity.
Doesn’t it seem like we should have remembered that?