Passing Over into Easter

We’re all connected, sisters and brothers under God. At sundown today, Passover begins and leads into Easter next Sunday. The Jewish people commemorate fleeing from Egypt and, right before his death, Jesus did the same by celebrating the Passover meal with his disciples. The escape from the captivity of physical slavery and the escape from our sins with Jesus’ sacrifice of his life are both connected. As are we!   

Take any religion and they are all connected. That’s because we are the common denominator. We are all God’s children and he looks at us as his children, not as religions. We find more ways to separate us from one another. God looks at us as one—each one of us as different, unique, and called to a special purpose, but all the same and equal in his eyes. If only we could look at each other in the same way!

Regardless of religion, and time of year, this week is simply a great time to reflect on our lives and how closely aligned we are with God. Is our vision selfishly inward or outwards, as is God’s? Do we enslave ourselves by thinking just about “me” or do we try to follow in Jesus’ footsteps by trying to help, heal, and free others?

Have a great week of reflection!