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
The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.
Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless.
Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal. It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown.
The fasts are done; the Aves said;
The moon has filled her horn
And in the solemn night I watch
Before the Easter morn.
So pure, so still the starry heaven,
So hushed the brooding air,
I could hear the sweep of an angel’s wings
If one should earthward fare.
~Edna Dean Proctor, “Easter Morning”
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt
Researchers have confirmed that chocolate eggs are good for your heart. Unfortunately, one the size of a quail’s egg will do the trick. Scoffing any more than that can increase your risk of health problems, experts have warned. 7.5 grams a day – the equivalent of a small square. Their risk of heart attacks and strokes was 39 per cent lower than the group who ate hardly any chocolate (1.7g a day).