I was looking for something 'Easter-ish" to post today, and got sidetracked by all the woes of the world. However, I'll put all that aside for tomorrow and focus on the word "Hope", which is what Easter is to me.
Ian Hunter has written a beautiful piece about the essential differences between this realm and the next in Saturday's National Post.
He also mentions Pope Benedict who has courageously baptized a well known Muslim this Easter. Steve Janke has the story here.
Hunter's article contains one of my favourite quotes from scripture:
The essence of Christian hope was best summed up in a few words when Jesus said: "In this world, you will have tribulation. Be of good cheer. I have overcome the world."
Be strong. Be brave. Have hope. Don't give up.