I’ve heard Christianity described as everything from the greatest miracle on earth by true believers, to the greatest marketing coup of all time, by the agency of the millennium, Catholicism.
Now, whether or not you consider the events of Jesus’s death to be holy or not, or totally true or not, there is nevertheless a powerful lesson in them. A man went bravely to his death. A man with his last words said, “Forgive them father, for they know not what they do.” A man died willingly, believing he would absolve mankind for its sins. And then, from this loss, he and mankind were given a clean slate.
I take this day, Easter Sunday, as a moment to reflect on the beauty of rebirth and redemption. Especially this Easter, as we emerge from the long dark tunnel that has been our collective journey through the COVID-19 pandemic. No matter what has happened, no matter what we’ve done—none of us are beyond redemption. Even in the brutality of Jesus’ execution there is evidence of this.
And so, it’s back to working on being the best version of ourselves.