Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Open Up Your Heart, Happy Easter, Joyous Passover



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This is the season of Lent for Christians and Passover for the Jewish people.
You may not belong to a group of spiritual people, but you may have a feeling or a sense that there is something greater than yourself when you stand on a sandy shore overlooking a peaceful lake, gaze in awe at the sight of a mighty mountain, find hope when a newborn baby curls her tiny hand around your finger. The dictionary defines spirituality as "an opening of the heart."

Can you recall a time when your heart opened? Perhaps you can find a quiet time to reflect and record a few words about your spiritual life this week.
Spring and the Beautyof the Earth

Signs of spring are around us everywhere, although Mother Nature can be pretty cantankerous this season of the year. One day snow and the next a warm gentle breeze ruffles our hair. The sun seems to show off how bright and beautiful it truly is. Then we are walloped by more frigid, dark days. But Rachel Carson in the quote above assures us spring will come after winter. Much like living during a pandemic, I am sure this dark time will pass away.

Wishing you a week of peace and love as we celebrate these meaningful holidays and re-discover hope in the future.
"Only in the darkness can you see the stars." --Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you for joining me today. 

Happy Easter, Joyous Passover!

JQ Rose at the Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS.

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  1. It might be dark now, but Easter represents hope and a miracle.

  2. Hey, JQ. I needed your uplifting post. I'm so down about all the hate in our world. Thank you. I've shared. :)

    1. You're welcome. I'm happy to know the post lifted your spirits. I think Martin Luther King's quote is perfect for this time. Happy Easter!


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