Once more to new creation Awake,
and death gainsay,
For death is swallowed up of life,
And Christ is risen today!
George Newell Lovejoy
People come together with their families to celebrate Easter.
What better way to celebrate than to spend a few hours going
on the journey of Christ's life.
Now let the heavens be joyful,
Let earth her song begin:
Let the round world keep triumph,
And all that is therein;
Invisible and visible,
Their notes let all things blend,
For Christ the Lord is risen
Our joy that hath no end.
Saint John of Damascus
If anyone or anything tries to curse or kill the Goodness
at the Center of all things, it will just keep coming back
to life. Forever Easter.
The Blackberry Bush.
God expects from men something more than at such times, and
that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion
as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their
Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter
Bishop Robert South
The resurrection asserts a truth which is by no means always
written legibly for all men on the face of nature. It tells
us that the spiritual is higher than the material; that in
this universe spirit counts for more than matter.
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the
place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples
that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before
you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told
you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear
and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And
as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them,
saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet,
and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid:
go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall
they see me.
His crucifixion is the key; His resurrection is the door...
it is only by his death that we have the mandate to enter
into the gates of eternal life. His doors are open always.
Christ is king!
The Great Hand Book of Quotes.
In the bonds of Death He lay
Who for our offence was slain;
But the Lord is risen to-day,
Christ hath brought us life again,
Wherefore let us all rejoice,
Singing loud, with cheerful voice,
What the Easter bunny taught me: The best things in life
are still sweet and gooey.
How does the Easter Bunny say Happy Easter?
Life doesnt always go our way. But one thing we know
and can stand upon. Jesus has burst open the gates of LIFE.
So we look ahead with great joy. The Story of God is one of
hope, promise and life eternal.
Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good
Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible
it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling
block to faith.
W. H. Auden
Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
An Easter Hymn.
Ye sleeping buds, break
Open your green cerements, and wake
To fragrant blossoming for His sweet sake.
Margaret French Patton
And he departed from our sight that we might return to our
heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He
For if we have been united with him in a death like his,
we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like
Bible, Romans 6. 5
The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary
world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But
the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the
work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.
Henry Knox Sherrill
Share the gift of trust with others during the Easter season.
Pray and hope this will make our world a caring place for
Peace in the whole world, still divided by greed looking
for easy gain, wounded by the selfishness which threatens
human life and the family, selfishness that continues in human
trafficking, the most extensive form of slavery in this 21st
century. Peace to the whole world, torn apart by violence
linked to drug trafficking and by the iniquitous exploitation
of natural resources!
Pope Francis I
Easter Sunday prayer.