Quotes - Easter Sunday is a time for kids' egg hunt activities but it's also a moment for reflection. For hundreds of years, death and life symbolize leaving the old self and embracing a new and improved one. From a secular standpoint, Easter represents man's ability to change for the better.
According to the late Joseph Campbell, the myth surrounding death and resurrection came out of early man's farming tradition. A tree dies, its fruits fall into the ground, and the seeds plant new trees. Even in modernity, we can learn a powerful life lesson from this age-old mythology. When we let go of older versions of ourselves, we can begin a new, better chapter in our own lives.
Here are 10 quotes for Easter Sunday:
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. - 1 Peter 1:3
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father. - John 10:18 ESV.
Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. - John 11:25-26.
Our Lord died on Good Friday, but the cross did not destroy. His resurrection on Easter morning, that fills our hearts with joy.
The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances. - Robert Flatt
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. - Pope John Paul II
Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the dead. - Isaiah 26:19 ESV
And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him. - Mark 16:6
To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. - Bernhard Langer
"Christ is risen! With this victorious cry the gospel has passed through the lands. The message of the cross is at the same time a message of resurrection. - Acts 1:22; 2:32
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