Inspiration for Easter Week
Easter, also called Pascha (Greek, Latin) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.
Additional customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades. There are also various traditional Easter foods that vary regionally.
“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.”
~Janine di Giovanni
Janine di Giovanni is an author, foreign correspondent, and current Middle East editor at Newsweek.
Janine’s quote reflects on what most people think of Easter (after the Biblical definition). Typically, Easter is close or near to the official first day of Spring — thus corresponds with the awakening, after the dormant period, for plants, flowers and trees.
“It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.”
~Robert H. Schuller
Robert Harold Schuller was an American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and author.
Easter is a season of hope as expressed by Robert. Personally, Spring and Easter is one of my favorite times of the year as I feel refreshed and hopeful for the coming warm weather and the knowing the time of rebirth for the world.
What does Easter mean to you?
NOTE: Over this next week, referred to in Christian culture as Easter Week, I want to share different quotes from different people on what Easter means to them.
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