Hope and despair are what they are, perceptively.
Easter is a commemoration of the greatest miracle there ever was that happened two thousand years ago when Jesus Christ, in human form, died on the cross in atonement for our sins and on the third day was resurrected by the Father to join Him in heaven.
Mother Teresa once said: “Remember that the Passion of Christ ends always in the joy of the Resurrection of Christ, so when you feel in your own heart the suffering of Christ, remember the Resurrection has to come — the joy of Easter has to dawn. Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of the Risen Christ.”
Suffering transformed to joy and giving mankind hope for a better future, both in life and death.
Hope that essentially means the rebirth and renewal of man, that his deeds maybe beneficial to mankind and acceptable to God.
But, how I wish the reflections on the meaning of Easter is done by people, especially the politicians among us, everyday of their lives and not just when we celebrate Easter or Resurrection Sunday.
Just as Easter symbolizes for every Christian a new life in Christ, giving hope for spiritual salvation, so should the country’s politicians carry the badge of honor that would give assurance and hope to the people that electing them as public servants, as desired by them, will save us from graft and corruption that has been plaguing this country for a long time now, and start making this country progressive.
If politicians simply reflects and take to heart the real meaning of Easter in their lives, there is no reason why we can’t be hopeful that the best is soon to come for the country and its people.
Thus, as we see them again, more especially the country’s opposing senatorial candidates, resuming their campaign after the Holy Week and picking up the issues where they left off, let us hope and pray that the spirit of Easter to be a better individual and a responsible politician, than what they are now, be their guiding light.
But, more than anything, may we, the electorate, not only endeavor to renew our belief and faith in Christ, but also try to mend our ways now by selecting and electing to office only those candidates that are highly qualified and competent and not be swayed anymore by someone’s idol status.
Happy Easter, everyone!