Easter is very important to me it’s a second chance.
To see how Christ was prophesied and described therein consider and mark how that the kid or lamb must be with out spot or blemish and so was Christ only of all mankind in the sight of God and of his law.
Do we believe that there is equal economic opportunity out there in the real world right now for each and every one of these groups? If we believed in the tooth fairy if we believed in the Easter Bunny we might well believe that.
We were old sinners – but when we came to Christ we are not sinners anymore.
I cooked at the White House for Easter last year with Michelle Obama. But it more had to do with cooking from the organic garden and her message. I took my daughter and granddaughter there and they were really charming it was great.
And it is always Easter Sunday at the New York City Ballet. It is always coming back to life. Not even coming back to life – it lives in the constant present.
A strangely reflective even melancholy day. Is that because unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn?
Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the cataclysmic events of that first Easter.
The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb but rather the empty grave clothes – undisturbed in form and position.
At one time I smoked but in 1959 I couldn’t think of anything else to give up for Lent so I stopped – and I haven’t had a cigarette since.
Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Prayer is co-operation with God. It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us – an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation.