Easters have come and gone; has he risen yet within us? I hope and pray that each of us will let Christ rise and shine through us so that he can bring about a change that we are all yearning for in a world where all of God’s children are respected and honored. Happy Easter!
It was a blessing to know Christ, visit his birthplace in Bethlehem, and get Baptised in River Jordan in the name of the everyday God. Reflecting on Mount Beatitude was peaceful. Experiencing walking on Via Dela Rosa (where he walked with the cross) gave me serious goosebumps. And I also prayed at the spot where he was buried. It was a transformational experience for me. Jesus came alive within me. He is one of my mentors, and I do my best to follow his teachings, care for fellow humans, and forgive and seek forgiveness.
As a part of learning and teaching with the Center for Pluralism, I chose to experience different faith traditions.
You can count on seeing a posting on social media about the essence of each significant festival of most religions. When we live as neighbors, we might as well learn about each other. The best way to build cohesive societies is for its members to understand each other’s sorrows and joys and festivities and commemorations. Wouldn’t it be nice to know a bit about your neighbor’s festival and perhaps invite them to your celebrations to start safe neighborhoods by understanding each other? Every human and every religious group celebrates something or the other in their way, each one is different, but the essence is the same; celebrations and commemorations. I have been writing about the meaning of significant festivities and commemorations of all religions.
Full story at:
- A Muslim’s Easter –https://centerforpluralism.com/a-muslims-easter/
- The gift of Easter to humanity – https://centerforpluralism.com/the-gift-of-easter-to-humanity/
Mike Ghouse | CenterforPluralism.com | WorldMuslimCongress.org | InterfaithMarriages.org | TheGhouseDiary.com