As one of the most significant Christian festivals, Easter is a time of reflection and renewal. What it celebrates is the moving and powerful story of Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection.
As the poet Spenser wrote, “Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.”
And the values that Jesus lived his life by – compassion, humility and forgiveness – resonatewith people of all faiths and none.
It’s why so many people, both Christian and not, use the weeks before Easter – the forty daysof Lent – to take stock of what is truly important to them and their families. Whether that isthrough giving their time to volunteer or going without something in their own lives to helpthose most in need. It all makes a difference.
Easter is also a time that many people spend with their families, relaxing and enjoying thebreak in their different ways.
So, whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope you have a very Happy Easter.