At Easter, Catholics urged to welcome God's love, share with others

At Easter, Catholics urged to welcome God's love, share with others

Easter is primarily a time to reflect on Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection, but for many, Easter is like Christmas, it is celebrated as a combination of the secular and the sacred.

Jesus appeared in all kinds of places - in locked rooms, along the road, in the midst of fear and doubt, injustice and despair, to people who longed for meaning, purpose, wholeness and faith, and certainly in the joys of being found, healings, people being fed, the discovery of God's way and will.

Egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades are also followed by Christians or even non-Christians.

Good Friday is observed by Christians as the day which the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ is commemorated in the church.

Easter baskets are nice with all the chocolate candy or special toys and the fun of hearing kids talk about where they found their baskets always brings a smile to my face.

I pray and hope that for all of us, this Easter has been a time, and will continue to be a time, in which we can share the joy of Christ's resurrection that brings salvation, hope, peace and eternal life to all who believe in Him.

"I want to highlight the enormous and devout work of the Russian Orthodox Church and representatives of other Christian denominations in solving important social problems, strengthening the family, educating young people and harmonising inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations", Putin said.

Today, children will be scrambling for Easter eggs. "Welcome the love of God into your life".

Thousands of worshippers flocked to Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and resurrected. "Easter is about mystery of god". Before you read any further, do you know the answer?

Sunday millions of Christians around the world are celebrating Easter, as they commemorate the day worshippers believe Jesus was resurrected almost 2,000 years ago.

Jean Shanley is retired from The Meadville Tribune where she was communities and society editor.

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