Posted by: Terry | April 23, 2011

Easter, a bad thing?

It is Easter morning in Sydney, Australia. Yesterday I overheard a conversation in the hotel elevator. A couple were discussing their plans for today. The woman said, “But tomorrow is Easter.” To which the man replied, “Oh, Sh**t! Nothing will be open.”

Easter, a bad thing? What would my life be like if there was no Easter? All that I believe in depends on Easter; my very purpose for living, the motivation behind much of what I do and where I spend my time, my hope for the future, the common bond between most of my friends. Without Easter it would be so different.

Easter is the proof that my faith and trust is based on a historical person who died so I can have forgiveness, hope and satisfaction, in a world that futilely seeks these things from other places.

Most of my Easters are spent quietly reflecting, a walk and a prayer work best. This morning it will be along Sydney Harbor, considering the blessings that have brought me here, and the joy in life Easter brings. Today I will say a prayer for the couple in the elevator, that they may one day see Easter as I do.

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should not longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.” 2 Corinthians 514-15

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