Holidays are good. It’s nice to have holidays during the year, to celebrate different things about being human.
Easter no less so. Aside from the candy (who was it that decided that most holidays also had to be surrounded by candy, anyway?).
Easter is really one of the 2 holidays that ask us to look towards the life of Jesus Christ. Whether you barely know the Christmas and Easter religious stories from the Bible, or if you are a devout believer or scholar, it’s Easter Sunday when we are asked to look inside ourselves at who we are, or who we might become, and emulate the characteristics and attributes of the Savior. And remember the symbolic sacrifice of the Lamb of God, that Jesus took upon him the cross, and in the Garden of Gesthemene accepted the bitter cup of the Father and suffered for the sins of the world.
There are those that buy into that wholeheartedly. Others who are not quite willing to bite off the language of redemption. Or even the language of Christianity. But what if there really was a Savior. A Messiah. what if he really did have power over life, death, healing, the elements, miracles, etc.
Were always inventing TV shows, movies, Sci Fi fantasy books, and various media that gives the main characters some super human powers. It’s almost as if the human race is wanting to believe that we can go beyond the rules of the world, or the physics of the Universe. But what if there is a divine all-powerful entity out there. And what if he did send His son. And that son had power over the universe and life. I’d want to meet Him. Maybe learn how to go beyond our own limitations!
It’s doctrines and dogma that always trip us up. Make us start arguing about the way we see it. Or how one religion knows better than another religion. But celebrating Easter means celebrating the idea that Jesus, the proclaimed Son of the Father of Heaven, came to the earth, died on the cross, and on the 3rd day rose again from the grave, a resurrected being. and that is something no one can claim, or ever has claimed, other than Jesus. If it’s true, than Jesus himself promised that all mankind would also follow him in that resurrection process. To live again after death.
I’ve always wondered why humans are so afraid of the great unknown beyond mortality. I look forward to a realm of peace and love beyond the veil of this existence. Why not have that hope, when sometimes this world can seem hopeless? May you all have a great Easter, and maybe crack open the bible and read the final chapters of the 4 gospels contained in the New Testament. In this life, I have yet to read words written by man or prophet, in any religion, greater than the words of Jesus of Nazareth.
God bless, your friend – Thomas