Easter 2014

As Easter arrives, we turn again to put words on our faith. We try to deepen our understanding of how it shapes our daily lives. Many families struggle through difficult times. One family I know have endured their own passion and crucifixion for the last 18 months, watching their daughter be ravaged by cancer and eventually die, aged 18. Through their pain, they clung to the goodness and beauty that shone from her – her courage, selflessness and love. Amidst their pain and tears, they also glimpsed goodness in each other. A faith that matters offers no easy salve for this family’s grief. But it offers a hope that pain, suffering and even death do not have the last word. Her courage, selflessness and love are an ongoing inspiration to them – and the broader circle of family and friends, to do likewise. As Paul said, “And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” (1 Cor 13:13) This Easter may we each make the most of our gift of life – spreading goodness, beauty and love – today and every day.

One thought on “Easter 2014

  1. A tough journey for the family Patrick and to know that their faith in God, each other and the presence of Christ within must have ensured that living was and is an eternal dwelling. May Christ’s presence continue to flow through you and those you love. Happy Easter Pat, Maree

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