To many, Easter is a great long weekend: four days off sandwiched between two four-day work weeks. It seems a perfect time for a quick getaway to the ferries or up the Sea to Sky Highway, cross-border shopping or catching up on chores around the house.
But for Christians, Easter is more important than Christmas itself. On Good Friday, we remember Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. On Easter Sunday, we celebrate His rebirth.
It may at first seem difficult to understand but you don’t have to be a believer to recognize the profound emotional and spiritual symbolism – after death and desolation, life and hope.
Is it by coincidence that Easter is celebrated in early spring when the sun shines longer and cherry blossoms bloom?
Next: Finding meaning in Easter, life, death and love.