An Easter Perspective!

Hello to my wonderful readers. I hope this Easter Day fills each and every one of you with new hope and a new perspective as we travel through the ups and down of life. I thought you may enjoy some Easter quotes for your day, so here are just a few. May you be blessed by them and encouraged in your body, soul, mind and heart. He is risen. He has risen Indeed!

Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events and we lay hold of a great hope. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer, theologian

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. -Anne Lamott, novelist

Take it upon yourself where you live to make people around you joyful and full of hope. -Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

A joyful heart is like the sunshine of God’s love, the hope of eternal happiness. –Mother Teresa

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. –Roma Downey, actress

On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer. –Douglas Horton, clergyman

Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. –S.D. Gordon, author

Easter is very important to me, it’s a second chance. –Reba McEntire, singer

The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies. –Kate McGahan, author

The great gift of Easter is hope. –Basil Hume, bishop

For I remember it is Easter morn, and life and love and peace are all new born. –Alice Freeman Palmer, educator

Easter says to us that despite everything to the contrary, his will for us will prevail, love will prevail over hate, justice over injustice and oppression, peace over exploitation and bitterness. –Desmond Tutu, bishop

Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness. –Floyd W. Tomkins, clergyman

Easter is always the answer to “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me!” –Madeleine L’Engle, writer

We proclaim the resurrection of Christ when his light illuminates the dark moments of our existence. -Pope Francis

He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less. –C.S. Lewis, writer

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time. -Martin Luther

Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection. -Watchman Nee, teacher 

What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you’ll have it all—life healed and whole. —1 Peter 1:3-5 [MSG]