As I write this, Christians around the world are preparing to celebrate Easter Sunday. However, I pause to remember our sisters and brothers who, in many countries, are still persecuted for their beliefs. How fortunate are we, in America, to have such great freedoms.
I was raised in a Christian home by maternal grandparents who were Catholic. As a rule, I was never allowed to be intolerant of my friends whose religious beliefs were different from mine. That all important “rule” guides my behavior to this day.
Yes, I celebrate Easter with a glad heart and have come to view it as a personal time of hope, renewal and new life. Yes, I have friends who do not celebrate Easter and I love them just the same. Why would I do anything else? At the end of the day, isn’t this what life is all about?
I came across a quote about Easter from Henry Knox Sherrill that I would like to share with you.
“The joyful news that He is risen, does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline and make the sacrifice.”
Let’s continue to encourage each other on our journey through life.
Peace and Blessings,
Quote – Henry Knox Sherrill