Easter is a period that marks a season of hope, particularly amongst individuals of the Christian Faith. It is a time that Christians remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The season also marks the completion of lent which reflects the period in which Jesus fasted and suffered in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights before beginning his ministry. In short, Easter is a time where Christians remember the sacrifices Jesus made for humanity. Below are 12 quotes to get inspired and filled with hope during this Easter period.
“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” – Janine di Giovanni
“See, when you drive home today, you’ve got a big windshield on the front of your car. And you’ve got a little bitty rearview mirror. And the reason the windshield is so large and the rearview mirror is so small is because what’s happened in your past is not near as important as what’s in your future.” – Joel Osteen
“Easter is reflecting upon suffering for one thing, but it also reflects upon Jesus and his non-compliance in the face of great authority where he holds to his truth – so there’s two stories there.” – Michael Leunig
“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – they just shine.” – Dwight L. Moody
“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” – Pope John Paul II
“A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures.” – James E. Faust
“Easter is very important to me, it’s a second chance.” – Reba McEntire
“If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless.” – James E. Faust
“It is the hour to rend thy chains, the blossom time of souls.”- Katharine Lee Bates
“I think we need to do some deep soul searching about what’s important in our lives and renew our spirit and our spiritual thinking, whether it’s through faith-based religion or just through loving nature or helping your fellow man.” – Louie Schwartzberg
“The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.” – Deepak Chopra
“You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.” – Joel Osteen