For about 2,000 years, the Western world has celebrated Easter as a memorial to life given and life received. For Christianity (including the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions), Easter Day is the Sunday morning that Jesus of Nazareth rose from the dead, securing life everlasting to those who believe in His message of life.
The History Channel gives this description of the holiday:
“Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament of the Bible, the event is said to have occurred three days after Jesus was crucified by the Romans and died in roughly 30 A.D. The holiday concludes the “Passion of Christ,” a series of events and holidays that begins with Lent—a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and sacrifice—and ends with Holy Week, which includes Holy Thursday (the celebration of Jesus’ Last Supper with his 12 Apostles, also known as “Maundy Thursday”), Good Friday (on which Jesus’ crucifixion is observed) and Easter Sunday. Although a holiday of high religious significance in the Christian faith, many traditions associated with Easter date back to pre-Christian, pagan times.”[https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/history-of-easter]
Even the non-religious have for centuries understood that there is something about Spring that offers a renewal of life. That is a type of hope that everyone longs for on earth while we strive to live according to our ultimate purpose in life.
And that’s probably the basic issue when we think about renewal of life: what is the ultimate purpose of life? More specifically, what is the ultimate purpose of my life?
Wherever you are in terms of faith or no faith at all in the Christian tradition of Easter, with all its messages of Jesus, salvation, and eternal life, you certainly have a desire to live a better life, especially in the chaos of our world today.
Global pandemic, inflation, war, the struggle to make ends meet — all of this adds up to various degrees of stress upon our lives, our families, and our careers. The hope for renewal in life is rather inviting when we may have lost hope for tomorrow. Easter is a good time to reflect on what’s good and true in your life and consider what may be next in your journey. The hope of Easter offers a renewal of life.
All of us here at Core Technology Solutions wish you and your family a blessed Easter celebration.