No matter your faith or religious beliefs, Christianity’s Easter has a healing, optimistic message for everyone. I think about these things because I like to write about people and believe that we, no matter our backgrounds, share some fundamental truths that help us all deal with the dynamics of being alive, being here. This past year has certainly tested us all with new challenges to our everyday lives. We approach these with some shared human qualities inherent in the advent of Spring and the Easter story:
This weekend represents the hardships of being human and the Suffering we inevitably encounter. To endure the human experience we must be strong, loving, compassionate. We must believe there will be a better tomorrow.
We all know hurt, and if we’re lucky, we know Forgiveness. The kind that helps us move ahead without the burden of hate, resentment, blame and feelings that diminish the human spirit. Forgiveness heals.
The Easter story and the coming of Spring sees the clouds parting, sending rays of Hope for each tomorrow. Possibility, openness. Hope inspires, offers joy, lets us create good in the world.
We share these annual turning points, regardless of what we call them, what church or temple or mosque or spiritual path we choose. Whether or not we believe in a higher power or in the stars.
I wish you all a good beginning to what lies ahead as the Earth warms and flowers bloom and nature calls us out to work, play, love, give and receive.
Thank you so much for reading DownDarbyLane which I will start sending to you each Wednesday – because who wants to be staring at a screen on a Saturday in Springtime?
Happy Easter to you all,