The blessing of Easter also serves as a call to rise in our everyday lives.
People—you, the person next to you, the stranger you will meet—has a life of many deaths. Relationships, bosses, colleagues, friends, parents, spouses, health issues, death of loved ones, addictions, abuse, fears, depression, disorders: Each can put an end to some aspect of life and living whether in moments or months or years. These kill hope, passion, dreams, spirit, talent and more. But each of us must rise again to life. To living.
The commitment to never surrender life to other influences or events requires faith, hope and love. As we celebrate faith today, remember the call to arise every day to life, to living with hope and love.
Happy Easter, everyone.