Is it symbolic of the times that Easter
falls on April Fool's Day?
The annual celebration of hoaxes is the same day
that Christians worldwide
celebrate Jesus’s resurrection.
But Christians have a long history
of being called fools.
From the Pharisees to
sophisticated modern thinkers,
the thought of there being
an actual resurrection is mocked.
From Cadbury to Store windows,
Easter Bunnies are all the rage.
Jesus is tastefully left out of sight.
More people believe in the paranormal
than they do in a personal God.
Many feel it is foolishness to believe in God.
I can understand that --
On the surface it seems foolish
to meet hate with love
to think life can spring from death.
But isn't that what happens
when crushed wheat
is buried in the earth?
The true spirit of Christ's teachings
is bruised but not gone.
Still, Easter holds a message for us all,
religious or not.
It is a message of
hope and reconciliation.
Even when met with
mocking and hostility,
Love offers us
Life after Death,
More than that:
a possibility of forgiveness
a fresh start.
After my home burned,
this song kept me going: