Easter is one of my favorite holidays because it is so simple. The holiday does not demand gift giving or regifting. Easter celebrates the culture of life and the spirit.
Every year faith is challenged on all fronts. Let us not forget the brave men and women who are protecting us overseas. This year's headlines involve Terry Shiavo and Pope John Paul's medical plight. Unlike a Hollywood movie, there are no easy answers to these ethical questions raised about dying and the mystery of life.
Yet, the lesson of Easter is perseverance. If you are sad, find a way to be glad. Get out, go for a walk. Look at everyday things that you take for granted.