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What do we learn from Easter?

Easter is a highly significant symbol in the religious arena and as well as in the global context as it brings the people together for rumination, celebration and hope across cultures, religions and histories.

In the very essence of Easter, this is the most crucial event in Christianity, which is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For believers, the resurrection signifies a victory of life against death, sin and pain, reaffirming the Christian teachings as well as concepts like redemption, forgiveness and the promise of eternal life. Lent is the period of spiritual growth that prepares believers for Easter. It allows them to reassess their faith, deepen their bond with God and ask for His forgiveness during this time through fasting, praying and good deeds.

Easter unites the faith communities and the feeling of fellowship as people come together to celebrate the holy day. Churches all over the world put together special services, ceremonies and events to mark the resurrection, which allows people to unite in worship, praise and shared celebration.

Apart from its religious importance, Easter has gradually also become a global cultural holiday which is associated with customs, traditions and festivities that differ from place to place. From Easter egg hunting and parades to festive dinners and family get-togethers, Easter provides an opportunity to enjoy life, get together and share cultural past.

Easter is also a global symbol of renewal, rebirth and resilience. Easter embodies these messages of rejuvenation and positivity. This motivates people around the world to welcome change, accept setbacks and hope for a brighter future.

The world of today is more diverse and interconnected than ever, and Easter serves as a basis for interfaith communication, comprehension and collaboration. The traditions and beliefs of Easter can be learned by and respected by all people of different faith backgrounds. The result can be respect, tolerance and unity among people of different faiths.

In conclusion, Easter's importance transcends religious boundaries, touching hearts and minds worldwide. It serves as a reminder of faith, love and redemption, while also celebrating the values of community, culture and hope. Whether celebrated in a church, a family home or a public square, Easter continues to inspire and unite people across the globe, reaffirming the timeless significance of its message.

Faustin Ocaya

Year 13

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