Information, Celebration, Inspiration (Academy President’s Blog)
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.