Easter festivities this year are unlike any other: observance of Lenten season was disrupted, and so the Passover and Easter celebrations are severely interrupted by a global public health pandemic.
Although the penitential obligations of observing Lent like solitude (now isolation or quarantine) and fasting (now lack of food due to lockdown & curfew) appear to have been imposed on us without adequate preparations mentally, emotionally and spiritually, now is the time to be at our human best and reach out for one another.
The symbolism of Easter should never be lost on us. The persecution, death and resurrection of Jesus we celebrate is the rebirth of man- to love all; to care for all; to share and to show empathy to all.
Churches will not open to worshippers, businesses are closed, leisure parks are empty, hotels are unoccupied and people are locked at their homes financially drained, emotionally stressed and some hungry. That is a our Easter crisis.
Amidst the crisis, we glorify God in every situation so that we reduce our fears, worries and anxieties; overcome difficult and painful moments; and seek solutions to challenging situations.
Where the state will be absent, as a people, we have an opportunity to be there for each other, hold and lift one another, and hand in hand, victory and triumph at best and loss at worst, we shall be there together.
There are times we will panic and be afraid, but let’s unite to pursue right approaches to go through the situations we are faced with, as God remains our Supreme Guardian.
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about what happens to you” (1 Pet 4:7).
Blessed Easter to you all.
For God & My Country