You do not need to be a Christian to enjoy the spirit of the weekend. Jesus came to this earth to forgive our sins and faults. He taught us that we can be better, and even when we fall, we can be forgiven. Jesus brought the world a new relationship with God. His followers continue to preach his words for 2000 years.
The area of the world where Jesus lived has been in turmoil ever since. Today, more Christians are being tortured and killed than at any time in history, and the world just watches. Even in this country, which was founded on religious freedom, Christians are legally discriminated against by our society and legal system.
But this time of year, Easter weekend, we celebrate the death of Jesus. Everyone can take part. You don’t need to be a Christian to spend some time forgiving those who have wronged us. You don’t need to be a Christian to do something nice for someone.
As we celebrate Jesus’s life and death this weekend, let us each spend some time in reflection about our own lives. This is the perfect time to open our hearts to those who have wronged us. It is a chance for us to forgive others for grudges we all keep.
May all of you have a peaceful and happy Easter weekend.