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04.16.14 - Spring and Easter

I used to live two doors down from an Episcopalian priest and his family.  I always remember a certain interaction I had with his wife one spring.

We were both standing in the alley behind our houses.  An April snow storm had come in during the evening.  I was trudging through the snow after walking the dogs.  We waved and met in the middle between our houses.

I asked her how she had been.  She described some health challenges she and her husband had faced in the winter months.  Sadly, she shared news of a serious diagnosis for a family member.  She looked a bit haggard.  

But then, suddenly, she brightened and she said "But Sunday is Easter.  And Easter always means the resurrection and a new beginning.  Thank heavens Easter always comes!"

I admit it is a phrase that has stuck in my head since she said it to me.  And, there  are times it brings me great comfort.  As a Catholic, I believe in the resurrection.  And as a human being (of a certain number of years), I have experienced a number of new beginnings.

So, I wish you a happy Easter.  And a reminder when things are grey, there is always Easter and always a new beginning.

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