Which, according to the book I've been immersed in through Lent, Surpirsed by Hope, is the proper way to celebrate.
The book focuses on Romans 8 and 1 Cor 15 to show that Easter is the reality of the new-heavens-and-new-earth breaking into time, the first-fruit demonstration of a re-made bodily life that will one day flood the world. There are many deeply thoughtful passages, but I will just close with one that encourages me on call with visions of purpose and glory: This brings us to 1 Corinthians 15:58 once more: what you do in the Lord is not in vain. You are--strange though it may seem, almost as hard to believe as the resurrection itself--accomplishing something that will become in due course part of God's new world. Every act of love, gratitude, and kindness; every wok of art of music inspired by the love of God and delight in the beauty of his creation; every minute spent teaching a severely handicapped child to read or to walk; every act of care and nurture, of comfort and support, for one's fellow human beings and for that matter one's fellow nonhuman creatures; and of course every prayer, all Spirit-led teaching, every deed that spreads the gospel, builds up the church, embraces and embodies holiness rather than corruption, and makes the name of jesus honored in the world--all of this will find its way, through the resurrecting power of God, into the new creation that God will one day make. That is the logic of the mission of God. . . (p 208)
Sounds bracing. But at almost 11 pm after only a few hours of sleep in this 48 hour stretch, I close with another quote too, (p 280):
It will, of course, be costly. You don't get to share in God's life and escape without wounds. Look what happened to Jesus himself.