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Many lessons from Christ

“But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared.

And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body.

While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; and as they were frightened, and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them,

Why do you seek the living among the dead? Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise.

And they remembered his words and returning from the tomb they told all this to the 11 and all the rest.”

— Luke 24:1-9, Holy Bible

The message found in this Gospel is an important one — perhaps more important than ever — and one we share this time every year.

For Christians, today isn’t about eggs or chocolates or rabbits. It is the holiest of days.

As we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter, we recognize and solemnly honor the miracle at the very center of our faith for so many of us.

The sacrifices made by Christ have provided the foundation for our faith and serve as a moral compass for much of society.

Hopefully all Christians will take the time today to stop and reflect on that faith and the lessons it instills in all of us.

Easter is a day to remember the one who understood better than any other that we must all love one another, moving beyond the societal labels and stereotypes that cause us to look at our differences rather than all we have in common.

Jesus Christ taught us vital lessons that still reverberate through a society that sometimes needs gentle reminders of the path we should be on.

Christ taught us humility. He taught us humanity. He taught us charity. He taught us compassion.

He taught us about the grace of God and the goodness of man. And no matter what faith you hold, we still have much we can learn from the lessons of Jesus Christ.

These lessons are truly timeless, ones so important they should be remembered on Easter and each and every day of our lives.