Easter significance of rebirth rings true

Maundy Thursday is also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries, among other names is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. Christian hope, he observed, differs from the hope of the world, the hope for material things and for power, because "gradually we discover that the winning way of living is that of the seed, that of humble love".

On this Good Friday, Jesus left this world, and the whole world is in the shade of darkness.

God has put his love for you into actions, this is what Christians' remember and celebrate at Easter.

That is why Jesus is the one who can always turn every single dark moment into light, "every defeat into victory, every disappointment into hope", he said. No religious symbol is more powerful.

Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair. Many families have Easter lunch together, but I'm thinking of more than that. Are we not beyond that?

"The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it". Science would seem to have ruled out such an idea.

"I think the priest should come in and correct what needs to be corrected". St Paul questioned the Christians at Corinth about what they would be practising of Christ if he was not risen from the dead. It's a big deal and each of the elements can point us toward the true message of Easter. In fact, the Bible makes it clear in Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death..."

While there are variations of the custom's origins, it is said to have originated among the early Christians of Mesopotamia, who would stain eggs red in memory of the blood of Christ, which was shed for the salvation of humanity. He personified love and taught us not to hate our enemies, but to love them; to pray for those who spitefully use us and to pray for those who would persecute us. They would not have done so for something they knew was a lie. Whether you are looking for it or not, God's handiwork is on display for all of us to see and enjoy. In this sense, Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah. As we approach Sunday let us keep this in the forefront of our thoughts.

In all of the resurrection stories in the gospels there is something different about the risen Jesus, something has changed.

By the cross we, too, are crucified with Christ; but alive in Christ. It is, though, a way of living in which we walk beside Christ and in which he gives us rest when we are tired.