An Easter Sunday Reflection

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The crucifixion, the burial, the resurrection. The barbarity, the contrition, the inspiration

AN EASTER SUNDAY REFLECTION

By Al Garcia

The crucifixion, the burial, the resurrection.  The barbarity, the contrition, the inspiration. 

And still, we are blinded and enticed by the darkness of evil and malevolence.  We continue to sacrifice our innocent, and entomb their dreams and their memories in profane shrines of remembrance of our inhumanity and our wickedness, and then we weep, and then repeat the atrocities of our arrogance and our pomposity.

Has the crucifixion, the burial, the resurrection taught us so little?  Centuries of contemplation, consideration and mediation, and still the barbarity of our basic and base human instincts continue to define and explain the unrepentant soul of man. 

Words uttered by an uninspired and impious world leader on Good Friday, while standing before the waving flag of red, white and blue, says it all:  “Have a good crucifixion day!” 

Easter Sunday is not a “good crucifixion day.”  It is a day of reflection and renewal -- a time of inspiration and motivation, a moment to feel the sorrow and the glory of courage and the piety of selflessness and devotion. 

It saddens me to see and hear how this most solemn and preeminent celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection has been demeaned by some with words that minimize or dismiss the solemnity of the events that made the world weep, and how the Easter season itself has been intermingled with pagan associations and secular commercialization. 

However, on this Easter Sunday during the pandemic, unlike so many others that we have celebrated, we are forced to face a new reality – a reality where faith and hope are finding their way back into our hearts and into our daily thoughts. 

The crucifixion, the burial, the resurrection is giving us pause to reflect and to reassess our lives, the people around us, and the world that surrounds us.  No Easter sales at department stores to lure us from the true meaning of the season.  No spending time or effort on planning or cooking a big family Easter dinner.  Easter Sunday during the world pandemic is all about self-awareness, self-reflection, and the renewal of personal faith and family commitment.

Think about the crucifixion, the burial, the resurrection.  Think of our barbarity, our contrition, our inspiration.  It may be the pandemic will help us look at ourselves, our lives, and our fellow man in a new light – and lead us all toward atonement, redemption, reconciliation and salvation.


Submitted: May 27, 2021

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