Happy Easter! He Is Risen! Alleluia!
Today, we meet in church and at home with friends and family, our faith communities, and we celebrate the glorious Resurrection of Our Lord! This is truly my favorite holy-day, and not only because it is so filled with joy, from music to decorations to the hints of spring that fill the air and sky.
Today is my favorite because it is all right – no, more than all right, it is good and just to express joy all round, to let out the light and love we have in our hearts and lift a hearty “We believe” to the heavens and earth.
Think about it, sometimes on other days, we might be less courageous to share our joy with others. We might be afraid to look too happy (“Is she nuts?”) or worried we will offend (“What will they think if I greet them too warmly”). But today, we have no excuse to hold back. And as we feel how wonderful it is to let our joy out into the world, I hope that for the rest of this year, moreso than in year’s past, we will continue to pour forth all manner of positive emotions and feelings into our troubled world.
Yes, let’s start today and continue on – let’s let our joy out and watch how it moves heaven, earth, and hearts more squarely into light and love!