Hi there and Blissful Easter. This would be the first financial institution vacation weekend for a number of years when the UK can experience good climate and no lock-
down. I hope you get to take pleasure in it!
Throughout Easter 2020 the UK was shut down. Final yr we might solely meet exterior. We have been restricted by the Rule of Six (or two households) and we have been requested to remain native.
Care dwelling residents in England have been permitted one customer, as long as they have been examined and wore PPE. Pubs, eating places and motels have been closed, likewise out of doors points of interest akin to zoos and theme parks. Church buildings, too.
For 2 years now we have been confronted with human frailty and mortality – but in addition with resilience and ingenuity.
This Easter I’m grateful to the vaccine creators, who’ve helped to scale back a lot struggling, who’ve saved hundreds of thousands of lives and who enable many people to rebuild our lives, as we as soon as knew them.
The Easter message of rebirth is welcome, then, and this yr particularly it can resonate far past Christian communities.
The Rev Kate Bottley writes for us with (presumably divine) authority that Easter is best than Christmas. It’s “the most wonderful time of the year”, she argues.
Christians have a good time the resurrection of Christ following his crucifixion and demise – the final word affirmation of Jesus’s teachings and of Christian perception.
And one needn’t have non secular religion to imagine in redemption, in renewal and within the potential for humanity to seek out salvation, even within the darkest hours.
Blissful Easter and good well being to you.