Easter is a time for renewal and rebirth. To the world’s 2.2 billion Christians it is the Holiest time of the year when the Resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion is celebrated. It’s a time for reflection and a time to reinforce the beliefs that have stood the test of time for more than 2000 years. Easter is observed in a number of ways. There is the spiritual; when deep prayer, a variety of special Masses, Services and other church related customs are part of the weeks leading up to the joyful day itself. Then of course there are the Easter Egg hunts and other events that bring smiles to the faces of so many children.
In America we are fortunate. Here we can practice our religion in whatever form we choose, in safety, free from those who would persecute people for doing so. In some parts of the world, doing so can not only be difficult but dangerous. And if you aren’t religious, well, in America, that’s ok too.
We here at South Boston Today wish everyone a wonderful Easter celebration. And to our friends and neighbors of the Jewish Faith, we wish a wonderful Passover as well. This year, as most know, Passover is observed at the same time as Easter. Whether you spend it with family, friends or good neighbors, we hope you enjoy this very special time, which means so much to so many and so often signals a new beginning in life.