Easter Sunday will be celebrated in any way that suits us on Sunday. Easter party invitations are already arriving, and in the spirit of full honesty, we have our own Easter gig planned.
Easter Sunday is, in our opinion, the most important Christian holiday. It is the day Jesus, whom we commemorate every Christmas, becomes human and shows his divinity. He endured accusation, agony, death, and eventually burial after having lived, served, enjoyed delicious food and drink, and gathered friends. And for everyone involved at the moment, it was the end, and what followed was met with a combination of delight, confusion, belief, and scepticism.
Jesus came, wearing all the scars of his suffering, to meet with those who knew him, assisting them in understanding and guiding us in the direction of a new understanding. An awareness that pain and suffering do not have to be the final word, that love and compassion can triumph, and, most significantly, that we believe in a God who is aware of both and does not hide from them.
The singing of \”alleluias\” on Easter Sunday expresses the potential of this new knowledge, as well as the desire to live in this hope, love, and life.
Many of us fall short of this hope from time to time, but the Easter story urges us to pick ourselves up and try again.
So, whichever way you choose to spend Easter, may you enjoy the joy and rebirth that the holiday provides. May you find time to reflect, relax, and replenish your spirit this year. We are still in the midst of a pandemic, so rest and rebirth are critical.
As we finish Lent, remember that the Easter season lasts 50 days, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the pleasure and vitality that you may discover. Please let us know how you plan to celebrate Easter this year.
From all of us at Imperial Educational Technologies, we wish you a very Happy Easter!