From the Parkersburg News and Sentinel:
Easter represents a blending of cultural traditions that includes a bunny, colored eggs and candy-filled baskets as well as the solemn observance of the Stations of the Cross and glorious Sunday sunrise services.
Easter is a celebration of life, light and love.
It is a wonderful day!
“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”
— Pope John Paul II
“A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.”
— Mahatma Gandhi
“The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.”
— Deepak Chopra
“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining — they just shine.”
— Dwight L. Moody