Good morning and happy weekend! For those of you celebrating Easter and Passover, hope you’re able to enjoy some time with the people who matter to you. I’m sure a lot of you brave folks who gave up chocolate for Lent are really looking forward to biting into a chocolate bunny ear tomorrow!
I’m headed to visit my family later today to mark that time Jesus rose from the dead just because He could. Or however the story goes. I don’t mean to make light—I’m just having fun. As a kid, I remember being confused when Sister Bea told our CCD class that Easter was the most important Catholic holiday because I’d always thought Christmas was the big one (presents, decorations, etc.), but she explained that, well, a dude can’t just walk on water to show he’s the real deal, you know? Okay, that’s not exactly what she said, but that’s how I like to remember it.
If nothing else, I can at least get on board for celebrating the so-called resurrection that springtime brings. This is the first year in a while I’ve felt so in touch with the change in season and the regenerative energy in the air—or at least the hints of it on the breeze, which continues to grow milder. As I spoke about recently, it’s a great time to reexamine our New Years resolutions and evaluate our progress, where we want to go from here and how. Continue reading